Severe storm causes major damages to homes in Cabarrus County and roads in Charlotte

In a Harrisburg neighborhood off Camelot Drive and Somerset Lane, debris can be seen everywhere
In a Harrisburg neighborhood off Camelot Drive and Somerset Lane, debris can be seen everywhere with trees uprooted that landed on multiple homes.
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 6:33 PM EDT
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HARRISBURG, N.C. (WBTV) - As serious storms roll through the Carolinas on Monday, some people suffered damage to their homes from trees and roads are being blocked.

In a Harrisburg neighborhood off Camelot Drive and Somerset Lane, debris can be seen everywhere with trees uprooted that landed on multiple homes.

Unsettled weather continues, with a First Alert late Thursday into Friday

There is still a lot of damage left to clear

One tree can be seen through a second-floor window. Thankfully, the Harrisburg Fire Department and homeowners say nobody was injured.

“I looked out the window and it was like buckets coming down,” homeowner Brent Whichel said. “I saw the wind pushing it one direction and immediately it switched went another and I knew we were in trouble. All of the limbs, you look outside our window, all you can see is green. So, for about 30 to 45 seconds it was crazy.”

Town manager Rob Donham said 10 properties were damaged in the storm with the damage ranging in severity. One home was severely damaged and evacuated. One vehicle was damaged due to falling debris and there were no reports of vehicular wrecks during the storm.

In Concord, the city says 3,844 customers lost power during the storm but it is all restored now after an hour and 15 minutes of restoration.

The Public Works Department will be focusing on storm debris pick up over the next few weeks. This may cause delays to the regular yard waste pickup schedule. The Town will post updates if delays occur.

In East Charlotte, in a neighborhood on Burnt Umber Drive, downed trees blocked roads and trapped one person inside their car.

Charlotte Fire says no one was hurt, and that person safely made it out.

While there was no serious damage to homes in the area, there’s still plenty of trees to clear.

“It looked like a war zone,” said one neighbor.

“It leaves me speechless, really,” said another.

“I’m grateful though that it was just this tree and that it only hit my car and that nobody else in the neighborhood was hurt at all.”

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