Storm debris knock out power for thousands in Mecklenburg county and surrounding area

- Damage and debris could be seen in several spots from North Charlotte to Huntersville as strong winds knocked trees into power lines.

"We saw the storm come in from the back of the house so I can kind of tell that it was going to be bad and it came through pretty quick and but as soon as it was here it was gone again," Austin Rhudy said.

"it was definitely different from any other storms we've had in the last 8 years," Elando Johnson said.

That storm sending a tree crashing on to a home on Rio Road in Huntersville.

"My mom got a text from my dad saying our tree got knocked down and saying oh well it's probably a small tree and when we got home i was like wrong!" Pierce Pope said.

The Pope family had a huge tree land on their home and car but thankfully no one was home when the tree came down.

"I was thankful that no one got injured, might be a cool experience but I might of scream," Pope said.

Further down on Beatties Ford Road more trees down, this time on power lines causing problems for drivers.

On Miranda Road, another call of a tree down and road blocked.

"I came outside and saw this tree on the power line and it was sparking and then eventually the whole thing came down. Then there was a power line in the middle of road," Rhudy said.

Even though first responders couldn't get to the trees right away, people were glad they blocked the road to keep everyone safe.

"There were some cars that were driving over it, so that was the main concern," Rhudy said.

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