Super Storm Sends Tornadoes Killing 1 Person and Leaving 300,000+ Without Power in The Carolinas

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Early this morning many Charlotte-area residents were awoken to the sound of howling winds, pounding rain, and falling branches as one of the most powerful storms of the year ripped through the Carolinas.

The tornadoes and extreme winds took town trees, power lines, and cause localized flash flooding all across our region.

A major intersection at South Tryon and Westinghouse Blvd was completely shut down this morning due to a downed power line in the middle of the street.

One person was killed and several others were injured after a tornado touched down near Greenville, SC;

Another possible tornado in South Charlotte forced emergency crews to rescue a woman from her home after a tree fell on it.

According to Duke Energy, there are now over 5,000 active power outages and over 300,000 customers in the Carolinas without power:

What was your experience like this morning?

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