Storms leave hundreds without power across Charlotte area

Severe weather swept through the Charlotte area Tuesday night, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of people.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds of people were without power across the Charlotte area after strong storms brought heavy rain, strong winds, and hail Tuesday night.  

According to Duke Energy, over 750 people in Mecklenburg County were without power as of 10 a.m.

Viewers sent in photos and videos from all over Charlotte showing large hail, flooding, and heavy lightning strikes as the severe weather rolled through around 8 p.m. 

"It went from bad to worse quick on us. Fortunately, EMS showed up right away and helped us out," said one person. "We bagged up our cell phones, gathered some belongings, and they escorted us out of the danger zone."

Large hail was captured on video coming down in uptown as warnings came into effect.

Others were able to capture lightning strikes around the Charlotte roadways.

One viewer submitted a video of water pouring from trees and roofs as the rain came down in droves.

Near the NoDa neighborhood, one home was damaged when a massive tree was uprooted and toppled onto it. Fire officials said no one was home during the incident. 

"I really didn't recognize the extent of the storm until it actually hit and until I actually came outside and saw trees everywhere," said one neighbor.


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