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Thousands still without power in wake of storm

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Gov. Pat McCrory is praising first responders for their swift response to powerful thunderstorms that swept across North Carolina, killing three people and leaving thousands without power.

McCrory also is offering his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

Duke Energy has requested additional utility crews from the Midwest and South Carolina to help restore service to the more than 243,000 customers who still have no power.

Thursday's storm toppled trees and downed power lines.

A 20-year-old woman died Thursday after she was hit by a falling tree in downtown Chapel Hill.

Two Wilkes County residents also died. A volunteer firefighter was electrocuted at a small fire and a 77-year-old man died when a tree fell on him.

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