Deadly Thunderstorms Caused Tornadoes, Flooding, and Millions in Damage To Charlotte Region

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A massive line of thunderstorms brought deadly winds, tornadoes, and flash flooding to the Charlotte region today, causing millions in property damage and taking 1 life so far.

There have now been 7 tornadoes reported across our region;

I visited one of the worst reported tornado strikes in Gastonia near the intersection of Pinnacle Rd. and Unity Church Rd. where I saw a mail truck flipped over;

several roofs blown off;

and dozens of power lines ripped down;

The first deadly casualty of the storm was confirmed this afternoon after a tree fell onto a vehicle in Fort Mill.

According to the York County Sheriff’s Department, a tree fell onto a 2010 Toyota SUV on Pleasant Rd. in Fort Mill. The driver was rushed to CMC Main where he soon died from his injuries.

There is also massive amounts of flooding throughout York County and the greater Charlotte region, with hundreds of roads closed and numerous vehicles submerged;

Did you experience any injuries or damage from today’s storms?

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