Message from friends who have been trying to get back home to Maryland. They ducked into a Marina in Southport, NC yesterday.
"Tornado just ripped thru the area about 10 miles from us - we had to stand in front of the door to the sun deck to keep it from being blown open shearing the lock. 2 vessels near us lost all
canvas ( Bimini tops that they did not take down and secure ) and a sail boat at end of pier that did not secure the main sail - broke lines holding the sail and it is now flopping/shredding in the wind."