Five things you need to know Tuesday

1. Severe weather damage & clean up

People across the Carolinas are waking up and cleaning up after a line of severe storms, and possibly a tornado, battered our area.

The storm left tree limbs and debris scattered throughout the Charlotte-area as well as causing power outages and flooding. Click here for more info & pictures of the storm's aftermath.

2. Parents express frustration after CMS reassignment meeting

Parents met with CMS board members Monday evening to discuss the controversial plan to change where hundreds of CMS students go to school. 

Some of the parents in attendance told NBC Charlotte they waited and waited, but never got to ask detailed questions about the CMS re-assignment plan. Others said they think the plan is great. 

Parents said school leaders took and answered pre-written questions. There will be two more public hearings before the school board takes a vote.

3. Reported snake bites have nearly quadrupled, officials say

If you're afraid of snakes, you're not going to like this news.

According to the Carolinas Poison Center, calls for reported snake bites have nearly quadrupled in 2017 compared to this same time last year.

In April alone, the Poison Control Center received 71 calls about snake bites, up from 19 calls last April. For more information on exactly which snakes are biting, click here.

4. James Taylor back in North Carolina: 'It's just home'

NBC Charlotte's Sarah French caught up with acclaimed singer-songwriter James Taylor after he returned to his home state for a special performance this past weekend and Merlefest.

"It's just home on so many different levels," Taylor said. "It's a beautiful part of the world."

We're all familiar with the "Carolina In My Mind" singer's love of his southern heritage. What's not as well now is how deep the Grammy Award-winning musician's southern roots go. Read the FULL STORY here.

5. United CEO to testify on Capitol Hill

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face a tough crowd when he testifies Tuesday before House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

His testimony comes nearly a month after a United passenger was dragged by police off a flight to make room for United employees in an incident that was caught on video. United got more bad publicity last week after the death of a giant rabbit – a contender to become the world’s biggest – that was being transported on one of its flights. Munoz told USA TODAY last week: "We put ourselves in the spotlight. So, we have to manage it as best as possible."

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