Severe storm damages dozens of homes, vehicles in Havelock

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Ray Beasley, who does maintenance at Hills Mobile Home Village and Apartments, tapes plastic over a broken window on Monday off N.C. 101 in Havelock. A severe wind and hail storm damaged dozens of homes and cars at the complex, denting car roofs, breaking windows and putting holes in the siding of some of the mobile homes.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 09:53 PM.

A severe thunderstorm pelted parts of Havelock with hail and high winds on Monday, damaging dozens of homes and vehicles.

No injuries were reported.

One of the hardest hit areas was Hills Mobile Home Village and Apartments on N.C. 101 just outside Havelock.

“I thought it was a tornado,” resident Stephanie Aleman said of the storm. “It was a relentless pounding.”

The storm moved into the area shortly before 6 p.m.

“We knew it was coming,” resident Richard Dettman said.

But nothing could prepare residents for the storm that produced hail they described as the size of golf balls and baseballs.

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