At least three hurt when storm moves off North Carolina coast

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - At least three people have been injured as a strong storm moves off the North Carolina coast.

Atlantic Beach officials say two people suffered minor injuries when the roof blew off their condominium Tuesday night.

Carteret Community College in Morehead City canceled classes Wednesday because of storm damage. One student was hit by flying debris but was not seriously injured.

Minor damage was reported at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.

Trees and power lines are down in the area. More than one thousand people in Atlantic Beach lost power in the storm. Most have had their electricity restored.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the area in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday. A gale warning and a wind advisory also are in effect.