Obama declares parts of North Carolina a disaster (AP) – 1017th Edition

20 04 2011

Martin Evans, second from left, shows the damage the tornado did to his home in northeast Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Cleanup was on going as the whole neighborhood was littered and homes damaged with trees felled from Saturday's tornado. From remote rural communities to the state's second-largest city, thousands of residents hit by the most active tornado outbreak recorded in North Carolina's history were clearing away rubble and debris, repairing power lines and facing a recovery that will cost tens of millions of dollars. Gov. Beverly Perdue on Tuesday requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 counties, which would open up federal aid. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward) MANDATORY CREDITAP – The tornado that carved through North Carolina’s capital killed four children, shuttered a university for the rest of the spring semester and felled the signature trees in the metropolis known as the “City of Oaks.”

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