GREENSBORO, N.C. — Severe storms with high winds moved through North Carolina Saturday night, downing nearly 200 trees and knocking out power for thousands across the Triad, Duke Energy reported.
WFMY's meteorologists reported wind gusts reaching nearly 70 mph in the course of the evening. More than 75 trees were reported downed in Davie County. In Forsyth County, there were 45 reports of downed trees. Multiple power lines are under overnight repair across the Triad, officials said.
No injuries or residential property damage were reported to officials as of 1:00 a.m.
Duke Energy's report shows nearly 40,000 people's power was impacted by the storm in the Triad.
Originating in the Gulf of Mexico, the deadly storm system brought tornadoes and storm damage to the southeastern United States this week before lightening to severe thunderstorms as it crossed North Carolina, WFMY meteorologists said. At least eight people died as a result of the storm system, CNN reported.
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