Severe weather causes damages, leaves thousands without power

Damages at the Hickory Airport – Source: WSIC News Partner Fox 46

More than 17,000 Catawba County Duke Energy customers waking-up in the dark this morning – despite an earlier estimate to have that taken care of overnight, the outages remain.

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That is down from nearly 30,000 around 9:30 last night. Iredell County was not hit nearly as bad – less than 50 Duke Energy customers were without power this morning.

WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that small planes were flipped over and two hangars were damaged at the Hickory airport where officials believe a tornado touched down on one of the runways. In Mooresville, a power pole snapped on 150.

Author: WSIC editor