GREENSBORO, N.C. – All Guilford County School are closed Monday after a deadly storm hit the area on Sunday, leaving buildings damaged, trees down and thousands without power.
Multiple schools in southeast Greensboro are without power and one school, Hampton Elementary School in east Greensboro, was significantly damaged.
The following schools were significantly damaged: Hampton, Peeler and Erwin Elementary. Others were without electricity late Sunday evening, including Simkins, Falkener, Monticello-Brown Summit, Bessemer, McLeansville and Bluford Elementary; the Academy at Lincoln and Hairston Middle; Dudley High and Herbin-Metz and Gateway Education Center, Middle College at Bennett.
Around 21,000 Duke Power customers are without power in Guilford County as of 4:20 a.m. Monday.
The person who died was a driver who was hit by a tree on the corner of Summit Avenue and East Cone Boulevard, according to a press release. The victim, identified as 48-year-old Anthony George, was driving east on East Cone Boulevard when a tree fell on his BMW.
A woman was also hit by the fallen tree, but she received non-life-threatening injuries.
The tornado moved through Greensboro on Sunday afternoon, prompting a tornado warning that expired at 5:30 p.m.
The storm system moved north and a tornado was confirmed in Rockingham County, which prompted a tornado warning there. That warning has also expired.