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08/14/11 — Storms blow through, pour rain on Mount Olive

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Storms blow through, pour rain on Mount Olive

By Steve Herring
Published in News on August 14, 2011 1:50 AM

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Rob McDuffie, left, Duplin director of emergency services, and Reid Southerland, Duplin fire marshal, look at the damage done to Reggie Carter's old welding shop Friday in the Rones Chapel community.

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Bruce Anderson points at the trunk of a 300-year-old tree that was blown down Friday at the home of Cliff Phillips on N.C. 403 West. People caught in Friday's sudden storm said it reminded them of a hurricane.

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A man looks at damage done at the Friendly Mart on North Breazeale Avenue when high winds knocked over the canopy.

MOUNT OLIVE -- A quick-moving and violent storm swept across the town about 1 p.m. Friday dumping more than 2 inches of rain in less than 10 minutes while powerful winds took down trees and power lines, leaving portions...

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