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Storms cause power outages, damage in multiple counties

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Melanie Williams Melanie Williams

A couple hundred homes were without power in the Charlotte area Monday morning following Sunday evening storms.

That's down from thousands of residents in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Union counties who were without power for some time Sunday afternoon after the strong storms swept through the area.

According to the Duke Energy's outage map, over 5,000 customers were without power in Mecklenburg County around 5 p.m. Iredell and Union counties both had over 1,000 Duke Energy customers without power.

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Union County until 8.15 p.m.

The estimated restoration time for Mecklenburg County was around 9:15 p.m. Sunday night. Power was expected to be restored for Iredell County around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. 

The city of Rock Hill tweeted the there were widespread power outages throughout the city. 

Rock Hill city officials said that over 2,000 residents were without power as of 6:42 p.m.

Nearly 12 utility buildings were heavily damaged and destroyed on Old York Road. The owners of Brand's Utility Buildings said the structures cost around $5,000 each. 

A person was displaced when a tree fell on their home on Stonewall Street. No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross is helping the individual by providing financial assistance for food, clothing and personal hygiene items. 

A second tree fell on a Rock Hill home on East White Street. Firefighters did not say whether the family was displaced or whether anyone was injured. 

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