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Possible Tornado Kills One in Claremont

Catawba County Communications & Marketing Director Amy McCauley has confirmed that a significant weather event occurred at approximately 12:30 this afternoon (January 9) in the eastern part of the county, resulting in at least one fatality. Two other people sustained critical injuries. Multiple homes were damaged at a mobile home park on the 2400 block of Evening Drive in Claremont. The National Weather Service is working to determine if the event was a tornado. The victims’ names have not been released.