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State officials said a fifth shelter is opening Sunday in Greensboro to accommodate people and their pets coming to North Carolina and finding hotel rooms full. Other shelters near interstate highways opened Saturday in Dallas, Hendersonville, Smithfield and Huntersville.
The storm didn't last long, but it was powerful enough to knock out power and bring down tree limbs. According to officials with the Town of Smithfield, two main circuits were out of service during the peak of the storm, causing about 1,300 customers to lose power.
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