Tornadoes Tear Up Southeast, Families Take Shelter on Christmas

Tornado touches down in North Carolina following storm that spawned holiday twister.
1:29 | 12/26/12

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Weather causing fear to the south as well tonight -- -- about those twisters this evening justice so many families try to clean up. We got reports of a tornado touching down near the outer banks the bracing for more across the region now an ABC's Matt Gutman is an Alabama tonight. The giant -- shaped tornado blew root carving destruction into the heart of this city Britain's 9 morning. I don't know look at and that's -- -- creditors. This shouldn't have one twister with winds up to a 110 miles per hour exploding into this church snapping trees and mangling mentions that. Over a 150 films -- homes still without power. Neighbors joining work crews -- in the shoulder and to hand. -- and Russell Johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through into lasted for just short time -- about thirty seconds. Both of -- The coal lease also lucky to be alive actually and Rick football coach at this high school. -- family over for Christmas suddenly the skies dark it. He took everybody along with everyone herded them in there I thought I was crazy fleeing into the school's field house now Christmas guys and anticipate. -- you -- forgotten at Christmas there for a while. And with a -- family finally emerged from that shelter just over there. This is what they saw six -- -- classrooms but David perhaps this tornado left behind one Christmas -- no deaths no major injuries.

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