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Published: Wed, October 25, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Power outages result from severe weather in North Carolina

Power outages result from severe weather in North Carolina

At least two school districts in the western part of the state opted to cancel classes Tuesday as a result of storm damage.

Spartanburg County, SC (WSPA) - Officials with the National Weather Service will be out in Spartanburg County Tuesday to survey storm damage from Monday.

A statement from the city said current conditions are still unsafe, with fallen power lines, fallen trees and debris in the roadways.

The western part of the state was hit hardest by the storms with more than 98,000 customers without power at the peak of the storm Monday night, according to Duke Energy.

More than 75,000 homes and businesses remained without power Tuesday morning.

CBS News will continue to report on this information.

Widespread and heavy rain is also likely this evening, as well as minor flooding. Damage to roofs, windows and vehicles will occur.

JoAnn Perez arrived home shortly after the storms passed to see her home pushed off its concrete slab, but her dogs and cat inside it were unharmed, in Shelby, North Carolina. About 66,000 were without service in North Carolina and another 12,000 were powerless in SC.

The storm prompted a tornado warning near Woodruff and Moore where there is considerable damage in the Green Pond area. TheHickory Daily Record reported that the severe weather caused about 40,000 power outages in Burke, Catawba, Caldwell and Alexander counties.

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