63,000 Lost Power As Trees Are Uprooted and Flash Flooding Spreads Across Charlotte

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rainy-day-3-n-tryonDue to the non-stop rain over the past 2 days, several parts of Charlotte are now experiencing flash flooding, downed trees, and power outages.

This morning alone, Duke Energy reported about 63,000 customers were without power (mostly on Charlotte East Side) – they’ve since restored power to all but 395 customers this afternoon.

Most of the damage, power outages, and blocked roads today were due to trees being blown over from flooded soil and high winds.

One of those trees fell straight through the fellowship hall at New Outreach Christian Center in West Charlotte this morning:

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Large trees also fell onto Marvin Road between Johnston and Kingsley View Drive, and Sharon Road near Sharon Lane today, emergency crews are still working to remove the trees from the blocked lanes.

Most of the city is now experiencing flash flooding as rain continues to fall.

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The National Weather service has a ‘Hazardous Weather Outlook’ in place for the entire Charlotte region through tonight:

Rain is expected to continue until about 9am on Tuesday morning.

Please drive safe! 

 

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