Storm damage reported across the Piedmont after wild weather
A Tornado Watch issued across the Piedmont Triad Monday expired, but the storms left hundreds of fallen trees and thousands without power.
A Flash Flood Watch also expired as storms moved to the Eastern part of the state.
A large tree fell on a house on Partridge Road in Southmont in Davidson County. No injuries were reported, as the family was on vacation. There were also reports of trees down near High Rock Lake.
The storms also brought down lots of trees and power lines along NC Highway 66 near Kernersville.
“It appears [the storm] came across 66 and went in the area of Squire Davis Road,” said Kelly Baker, deputy chief of the Horneytown Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters redirected traffic off of Highway 66 until power crews could remove the down lines. “We’ve got a lot of trees down and power lines down.”
“It just hit out of no where. No warning or nothing,” said resident Johnny Smith. The storm destroyed his pear trees and flipped his outbuilding. “Raining so hard you couldn’t see across the street.”
By sunset, more than 700 homes were without power in Forsyth County.
A severe thunderstorm was issued for Alamance, northwestern Chatham, eastern Guilford and northeastern Randolph counties but expired around 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday is expected to be nicer day, with a break from storms and plenty of sunshine.