17 June 2022
A strong thunderstorm brought down trees and knocked out power to thousands across the Triangle on Friday evening.
Wake County is reported to have 80,000 residents without power as of 7:00 p.m. Durham is reporting over 11,000 without power.
It is currently unknown what the timeline for restoration is for these outages.
Heavy winds also created damage in Chapel Hill, and trees were reported down in Chatham County, and in Mebane.
In Cary, a tree fell on a car, injuring one person. The Cary Police Department said it happened at Keisler Drive and Tryon Road. A husband and wife had pulled into a parking lot to wait out the severe weather before a large tree fell on their car, police said. The husband had minor cuts to his forehead and the wife refused treatment, according to the police.
In Durham, a massive tree fell on a garage on Pervis Road.
Also, several large trees crashed through roofs in Garner. Josh Carlisle shared several photos and a video of the damage on his Twitter page.
The storm had moved out of Wake County to the south and east by 7:30 p.m., and clearer skies and less humidity is behind the front.