Power Restored to Many in NC, SC After Storms


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Power has been restored to many residents in North and South Carolina after thunderstorms rumbled through the area.

Duke Energy reported service had been restored to all but about 2,000 customers in the Carolinas after the storms that crossed the area Monday evening.

At one time, Duke had as many as 12,500 customers without service. By Tuesday morning, little more than 2,000 customers were without service. Mecklenburg County and Greenville County, S.C., each had about 600 customers without service early Tuesday.

No serious injuries have been reported.

The storm affected the central and SouthPark areas of Charlotte and moved south toward Carowinds on the South Carolina state line. .

Charlotte Fire Capt. Mark Basnight said a family was displaced after lightning apparently struck a tree which fell onto a house.

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