Storms cause downed trees, flooded streets and power outages

Widespread flooding, power outages and downed trees are a few of the things Charlotte faced Thursday evening

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tropical Storm Hermine moved into the Charlotte area Friday morning.

Duke Energy crews were called to Wensley Drive in south Charlotte after a tree fell, knocking out power.  

Signs are posted around Freedom Park announcing pathway closures to due Little Sugar Creek flooding over its banks. 

The rain that moved through Thursday evening caused massive floods, downed trees and power outages.

A downed tree on Sharon Lakes Drive luckily caused no harm to people, cars or homes. 

"Very thankful, I’m glad no traffic was coming by that could’ve been devastating for anyone," said Crystal Puckett

While some people were home safe and sound, many others found themselves stuck at a standstill.

Community members have been bracing for the impending storms rippling from Hurricane Hermine but Thursday's weather caught them off guard.

"Shock of course - didn't expect it this bad this early with bad weather coming..."

Several roads have been completely flooded while a few hundred power outages affected residents and businesses.

"Be safe out there. It’s a lot of dangerous storms and you don’t know when they'll hit," Puckett advised.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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