Severe storm leads to split house, power outages
Published 9:10 am Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Wind speeds at the Stanly County Airport at 6:05 p.m. Monday were recorded at 20 mph, with gusts up to 37 mph.
This is while Stanly County was under a tornado warning and was experiencing heavy rain and thunderstorms.
One of the aftermath signs of damage is a house split by a tree on Yadkin Street in Albemarle.
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, which serves part of Stanly County, reported around 4,500 outages overall at the height of the storm, with 545 impacted in Stanly. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, 14 households in their Stanly service area had outages.
Union Power Cooperative said 2,600 members were without power in Stanly right after the storm. As of 8:55 a.m., there eight outages, impacting 31 individuals.
City of Albemarle reports that 3,000 people were impacted at the storm’s peak. Public Information Officer David Fath says all power should be restored to customers. Anyone still without service is asked to call 704-984-9679.
The SNAP has also reached out to Duke Energy for current situations.
This is a developing story.