Severe storms cause damage, flooding in Greensboro area

A large oak tree that was downed on Saturday near Bryan Blvd. in Greensboro. Photo from WFMY

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Storms that caused damage and flooding the Greensboro region Saturday  headed east and south towards the Triangle area, moving into Chatham, Lee and Harnett counties.

The storms in Greensboro caused nearly 3,500 power outages in that city and downed several trees, according to WFMY-TV.

Around 6:15 p.m. a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Chatham County until 7 p.m.   The storms continued to move into Lee and Harnett counties.

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When the storms hit Greensboro, the city sent out an alert to everyone to use “extreme caution” while traveling.  Some lanes on key roads were closed because of flooding and “major intersection” traffic signals were out because of power outages, the city said.

The storms werevery slow moving, so they dumped large amounts of rain in the area.  Hail and lightning were also threats from the storms, according to WFMY.

A flash flood warning was issued for Guilford County until 8 p.m.

 

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