Photos: Severe weather leaves behind path of destruction across southeastern US
By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
April 17, 2018, 8:53:35 PM EDT
Nearly 140,000 customers were left without power in the Carolinas and Virginia after severe storms ripped through parts of the southeastern United States over the weekend.
The current number of outages has dwindled to around 17,000 as of Tuesday morning, according to PowerOutage.us.
Five people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a tree fell on a house in Reidsville, North Carolina, where there were many reports of damaged houses and downed trees.
ElectriCities said major outages in Huntersville, North Carolina, are currently being restored with lots of work to do along Highway 115.
A confirmed tornado caused significant damage to homes, businesses and trees in Lynchburg, Virginia. The storm also flipped over several cars.
Amherst and Lynchburg Public Schools will be closed on Monday due to the widespread damage.
Storm damage in the Danville, Virginia, area may have also been the result of a tornado. There were several reports of downed power lines, poles and trees, as well as damaged homes, in the area.
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TORNADO VIDEO: Spencer Foster said he took this video of the damaging wind outside his apartment on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg tonight.— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) April 16, 2018
Notice a tree falling in the right corner of the video.
MORE: https://t.co/a3HRmoNr6O pic.twitter.com/DKb2zkAAhd
Storm damage throughout the Lynchburg area. This is Graves Mill Road near Timberlake Road. pic.twitter.com/OCu4ntqvES— Valencia E. Jones (@vjreports3) April 16, 2018
Storm damage to numerous homes was also reported in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina.
A possible tornado caused significant damage in Lynchburg, Virginia. The picture below shows a MedExpress urgent care center on Timberlake Road.
A tornado just touched down in Lynchburg! This is the Med Express on Timberlake Rd. pic.twitter.com/31BqDXfETY— Whitney Burney WSET (@WhitneyOnAir) April 15, 2018
VSP is working alongside our local public safety partners & @VDEM to help those devastated by tonight's storms. Amazingly only minor injuries reported so far across #Virginia, to include here in Elon in @AmherstCountyVA. @PublicSafetyVa pic.twitter.com/ZTQqMpnKN1— VA State Police (@VSPPIO) April 16, 2018
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