The following are press releases sent out by counties and power companies concerning today’s storms:
Stanly County and the city of Albemarle have experienced a large amount of damage from downed trees and power lines. Stanly County Emergency Services is urging all citizens to stay indoors, due to the number of downed power lines. A shelter is being set up at Albemarle High School, 311 Park Ridge Road, Albemarle, NC for those that have been displaced by the storm.
This afternoon at approximately 5pm thunderstorms hit Cabarrus County, NC. Multiple trees and power lines are down and there are road closures at this time in multiple areas of the county. Three (3) houses reportedly have fallen trees on them plus one (1) vehicle had a tree fall on it, but the passengers have been removed and appear to be fine. Approximately 15,000 Cabarrus County residents are without power at this time. Only minor injuries reported at this time.
UNION POWER MEMBERS EXPERIENCING WIDESPREAD OUTAGES
June 13, 2013 – 7:30 pm – MONROE, NC –Union Power Cooperative has been experiencing widespread power outages this evening throughout our service territory, due to a line of severe thunderstorms that are moving through our service territory. At present, Union Power has approximately 13,000 members experiencing power outages. Below is a breakdown of the number of outages per county.
Outages By County
Most of these outages are in Cabarrus, Stanly and Union counties. Downed trees and fallen limbs have contributed to the current situation and hindering travel for our crews. Our crews will continue to work until all power has been restored.
Please stay away from downed power lines.
If you see a downed power line, call 911 immediately.
Members of Union Power Cooperative can report their outages by calling our: Outage Reporting Number at 1-800-794-4423
Union Power Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative, which provides electric service to more than 68,000 members in Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.