ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- Downed trees and power lines were a common theme across the county Friday.
One of the biggest incidents was at Elon University where a hundred-year-old tree crashed through the roof of Belk Pavilion in Elon's Academic Village.
The university opened Belk Pavilion in 2007 and dedicated the building to William Henry Belk in 2008. Now, the school is assessing the damage from the tree, and trying to figure out how to repair the building.
And, across the county, roads and sidewalks were blocked by trees and power lines. Those downed power lines caused tens of thousands of power outages across the county.
Local officials are offering people in the county a warm, safe place to stay until power is restored. The Red Cross and Department of Social Services have opened two warming stations and shelters in the county. The first is at Graham Recreation Center on College Street, the second is at Lamb's Chapel in Haw River.
Organizers say the shelters will remain open until there's no longer a need for them, and they are open to anyone who needs a place to stay.