Hundreds without power following powerful storms

Several hundred people lost power during strong storms Monday night across the area.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hundreds of people are still without power after strong storms took down trees and power lines across the Charlotte area Monday night.

At one point, Duke Energy reported thousands of power outages during the storms. As of 6:49 a.m., just over 100 people in Mecklenburg County were still in the dark. 

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Duke Energy currently estimates the power to be on around 7 or 8 a.m. for most of these customers.

In the Wilmore neighborhood of Charlotte, a large tree fell on a home along Merriman Avenue. The damage was significant, as the tree destroyed the ceiling, cracked tiles in the bathroom, and scattered debris everywhere. As a result, officials deemed the home unsafe.

For the latest First Warn Forecast and weather updates, download the NBC Charlotte mobile app. 

On Tuesday morning, Huntersville Fire responded to a reported downed tree on Old Statesville Road. 

 

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