Eighteen-year-old twins have been killed after a large tree fell on the family's mobile home in western North Carolina.
Rutherford County sheriff's deputies say it appears the women were watching television at their home in Ellenboro early Wednesday when the large oak fell.
The girls' brother was in the home but was not hurt.
Their names have not been released.
Thunderstorms brought high winds and hail to parts of North Carolina and South Carolina late Tuesday and early Wednesday, leaving thousands without electric service.