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Outages, flooding, downed trees reported as storms move through Carolinas

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WHITTIER, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Hundreds of Duke Energy customers are without power on Wednesday afternoon as storms rolled through the Carolinas.

Duke Energy reported more than 330 outages in Jackson County, with most located near Thomas Valley Road. Most of the outages were repaired by 3:45 p.m.

As of 3:45 p.m., Duke Energy reported the following outage numbers:

  • Anderson County - 379
  • Buncombe County - 138

Dispatchers in Jackson County said they had received calls regarding multiple downed trees, but the debris had already been cleared.

In McDowell County, a flash flood warning was issued until midnight. Emergency management officials reported multiple mudslides including  on Logan Street in downtown Marion. Officials advised drivers to use caution in downtown Marion due to standing water and manhole covers coming up from flooding.

Heavy storm damage was reported in Newberry County, which was under a Tornado Warning until 4 p.m. Officials reported numerous trees downed or uprooted in the Stoney Hill Road area.

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office said several roads were blocked by trees and power lines. Below is the press release issued by the Sheriff's Office:

A possible tornado passed over the area just outside Prosperity this afternoon.

There are several roads that will be closed for a while due to trees and power lines on the roads. Work in ongoing to clear the roads as quickly as possible.

The majority of the property damage is located in the area of Cy Schumpert Road over to Mid Carolina High School.

There are approximately 6 homes damaged ranging from minor to severe.

There are no known injuries associated with the storm.

Authorities say civilians should not enter the storm damaged area because of the downed power lines and debris. 

READ MORE: Tornado watch issued for entire area until 6 p.m.

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