Florence: 2,700 without power in Iredell, Huntersville creek could overflow


Pictured above: City of Statesville employees work to clear Cherry Street Sunday morning – WSIC photo

MOORESVILLE (WSIC) – The north Charlotte region started experiencing the impacts of tropical depression Florence Sunday morning with reports of down trees and power lines.

Duke Energy had 2,716 outages in Iredell County as of early afternoon. A spokesperson says there is presently no estimation for when power will be restored. Duke’s online outage system reports the next update concerning Iredell County will be available Monday evening. Outages were most heavily concentrated west of I-77, according to the spokesperson.

A group of less than 100 Statesville Electric Utilities customers were impacted when one or more trees came down on Cherry Street Sunday morning. All Statesville outages have since been restored. Mecklenburg County had more than 30,000 outages.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue divided its swiftwater team into two groups and placed both in Statesville along with an out-of-state unit Saturday night in order to have better access for potential rescues.

The Huntersville Fire and Police Departments are closely monitoring McDowell Creek which had been rising approximately 1-inch per hour Sunday. If the trend continues, the creek could overflow. The Town of Huntersville says it’s ready for this possibility.

Iredell County Emergency Management had no reports of flooding as of early Sunday afternoon.

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