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Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd and WHQR's Ben Schachtman on Brunswick County tornado strike


Shortly before midnight on Monday evening, severe weather, including at least one tornado, struck coastal Brunswick County in North Carolina. The damage near the South Carolina border was severe; tens of thousands lost power, and several lost their lives.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd spoke with Ben Schachtman of WHQR about the damages caused by the tornado. The segment originally aired on Tuesday, Feb. 16 on Here & Now, from WBUR in Boston.

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