Charlotte residents continued to clean up debris Wednesday morning, while some were still without power, after a severe storm swept through the city Tuesday night, knocking down trees and creating isolated areas of flooding.
Duke Energy reported there were more than 760 customers without power as of Wednesday morning, but that number fell to around 200 by evening. There were 1,830 Duke Energy customers without power in Mecklenburg County Tuesday night after the storm had passed.
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A flood advisory was in effect Tuesday night for south-central Mecklenburg County, including Charlotte, and Pineville.
The Charlotte Fire Department rescued two people who were stuck in flooded water and trapped in a vehicle on North Tryon Street.
Other notable events from Tuesday’s storm included a downed tree destroying a house in the 2500 block of Yadkin Avenue in NoDa. No one appeared to be home, police said. A light pole was reportedly knocked down on Interstate 277 near Bank of America Stadium.
Wednesday is expected to be calmer across the region, according to the National Weather Service, with temperatures in the low 90s and just a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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