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Severe storm injures at least 3 in NC

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — At least three people are injured, and officials are surveying damage as a strong storm pushed through parts of North Carolina, including Charlotte.

Emergency officials in Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, say three people were taken from a neighborhood to a hospital for treatment of injuries. No further details were immediately available on the injuries.

The storm struck across parts of northeast Mecklenburg and southern Cabarrus counties early Saturday morning, knocking down trees and pulling roofs off homes. Duke Energy reports more than 1,700 without power in those two counties.

In western North Carolina, officials say damage is reported in Cherokee County.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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