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Death Toll Climbs from Storms

Death Toll Climbs from Storms

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The storm system that swept across the country has left 37 people dead since it brought tornadoes to Oklahoma on Thursday. 

In North Carolina to at least 16 are dead including three family members who died in a mobile home park in Raleigh.

Wake County, North Carolina spokeswoman Sarah Willamson-Baker said search teams will continue to check heavily damaged areas of the county Sunday.

It's a task taken up by volunteers and authorities in more than a dozen counties across North Carolina as cleanup beings from the swarm of tornadoes that raked the state Saturday.

Ten people have been confirmed dead in Bertie County, North Carolina and a death also was confirmed in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

North CarolinaGov. Beverly Perdue says fatalities were also reported in Bladen and Lee counties.

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