Nightly News | April 16, 2011
>> jeff morrow is in raleigh . as we noted, one of several cities in north carolina struck by tornadoes today. jeff, what's the latest from there?
>> reporter: lester, it's being called the worst severe outbreak around the raleigh area since 1988 . that goes back a long way and a lot of severe weather seasons. today was the third day in a row that severe thunderstorms have raked across the south. today was north carolina 's turn. as a big tornado developed to the southwest of raleigh , it skipped along and moved to the northeast and moved right over the downtown area , which is where i'm at. you can see some of the damage here behind me, a lot of tree damage across the city, down on cars, blocking roadways. nearby shaw university also sustaining some major damage, parts of roofs coming off, some windows shattered. it's just a real mess here, a lot of emergency vehicles moving about. but from what we understand so far, there hasn't been any fatalities. now, this was not the only tornado to occur across north carolina . also, numerous tornadoes down toward the dunn area and wilson area as well, lester. a lot of cleanup ahead here.
>> jeff morrow in raleigh , thank you.