CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Thousands of Mecklenburg County residents are still without power after severe weather moved through the Carolinas Sunday afternoon.
According to Duke Energy, over 14,000 customers are without power in North Carolina, with nearly 6,000 South Carolinians experiencing outages as of 10 p.m. Monday.
Charlotte-area power outages by county
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced that Ashley Park Elementary School closed Monday due to a power outage. Harding University High School is also without power, but CMS said the school will be open Monday for students and staff.
The National Weather Service was scheduled to survey two areas impacted by these power outages for evidence of tornadoes, including Huntersville and Clover.
In Guilford County, nearly 17,000 Duke Energy customers are without power after tornadoes ripped through the Triad Sunday afternoon. At least one person was killed during Sunday's storms in Greensboro, authorities confirmed to WFMY.
A Cornelius woman told NBC Charlotte that she was watching a weather update Sunday afternoon, allowing her to take shelter with her daughter. Just seconds later, a huge tree crashed into her front lawn.