22,000 without power after storms blow through NC

From staff reportsJune 11, 2014 

— Storms tracked across North Carolina on Wednesday evening, knocking out power for as many as 22,000 people across the state.

Durham County saw the worst of the outages, with power cut for about 7,400 utility customers, while about 2,800 customers in Wake County lost power, according to Duke Energy.

The National Weather Service estimated up to 3 inches of rain had fallen in parts of the Triangle by 8 p.m., and emergency responders received scattered reports of fallen trees.

In Durham, a tree heavily damaged a house on the 1200 block of North Miami Boulevard

The weather also caused a flash-flood warning and thunderstorm warning in Wake County.

Thursday was expected to bring a 50-percent chance of showers or thunderstorms in Wake County, with the odds increasing after 10 a.m. Forecasters expected cloudy weather to keep the high near 88 degrees.


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