City officials believe tornado touched down in Charlotte-area

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The storm even taking the life of at least one person in South Carolina after a tree fell on their car Thursday afternoon, WSOC reports.

Thursday afternoon Kannapolis city officials confirmed that a tornado touched down near the Lane Street and Interstate 85 Exit.

More than 42 million people in the U.S. are affected by strong storms moving through the Southeast region on Thursday prompting multiple tornado, severe thunderstorm and flood warnings.

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Most areas within central North Carolina threatened are around the Haw and Neuse rivers.

The National Weather Service says that two-dozen counties in north Georgia will be under a flood watch through Friday morning, where some rainfall amounts could eclipse 5 inches.

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