Millions in Damage and 100K Without Power – Severe Storms Sweep Through Charlotte

Millions in Damage and 100K Without Power – Severe Storms Sweep Through Charlotte


Widespread power outages and downed tress are affecting the Charlotte area following severe storms that moved through the Carolinas on Wednesday afternoon.

Duke Energy is now reporting over 100,000 customers without power in Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties alone. Nearby, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Cleveland, and York counties also reported significant disruptions.

You can even see the rough outline of the storm’s path on Duke Energy’s outage map:

The storms, which brought down trees and power lines, especially affected areas like western Gastonia, Kings Mountain, and Bessemer City in Gaston County. In Bessemer City, residents also reported quarter-sized hail. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. for Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln counties, highlighting the severity of the storm.

Additionally, severe thunderstorm warnings covered Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg counties until late afternoon. Chester and York counties in South Carolina, as well as Union County, also received severe weather alerts.

Authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant and follow safety advice as cleanup and restoration efforts are underway.

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