CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Thousands are without power after severe storms pounded parts of the greater Charlotte area, prompting flash flood warnings.
More than 14,000 customers were without electricity Friday afternoon across Mecklenburg County, according to the Duke Energy outage map.
It's unclear when power will be restored as crews are still out assessing the damage.
A flash flood warning issued for Mecklenburg County until 8 p.m. after severe storms dumped large amounts of rain. Flooding was reported near Park Road at Seneca Place and Selwyn Avenue.
Strong winds and rain knocked down trees from Lincoln through Mecklenburg counties.
In Caldwell County, a 78-year-old man was killed and two others injured after the storm brought a tree down onto a their car, according to Emergency Management.
A @CMPD vehicle is now blocking the lane area of East 7th Street where a tree fell in an attempt to give drivers a warning ⚠️ and keep them away. Rain is still coming down. @FOX46News @fox46amanda @FOX46Britney pic.twitter.com/fviCOnkCbI— David Sentendrey (@DavidFox46) July 6, 2018
Lightning reportedly struck a house on Mcllwaine Road and Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville.
Across the border in South Carolina, trees were reported down on power lines across Rock Hill.
Avoid driving in hazardous conditions that put you or your family at risk.