Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. They form from powerful thunderstorms. Tornadoes appear as rotating funnel clouds that stretch from a storm to the ground with swirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be more than a mile wide and 50 miles long.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.