Damage From Storms Is Visible Throughout Western North Carolina- On Friday night, crews were working to clean up and fix damage caused by heavy winds and rain that had knocked down trees and electrical lines throughout Western North Carolina.
According to officials, thirty-five complaints for felled trees or powerlines were received by the Asheville Fire Department between 4:42 and 7 p.m.
Even though the storms were infrequent, wind damage was widespread throughout WNC.
Here is a look at some of the damage that News 13 viewers photographed and submitted to us.
Thomas Mabry took this image of Asheville’s downtown. Above the city lights, a vibrant sky.
Susan Embler videotaped the powerful winds sweeping through her property. Grey skies are in the distance.
On Tuesday, a storm system moving from Texas towards North Carolina prompted a “Weather Warn Day” from News 13’s meteorologists.
It became apparent after the storm that the area would have severe winds for a while. A video of a trampoline flying through space in Canton was shared with News 13 by Hyden Whitley. A truck was struck after the trampoline fell into motion. A video shot close to the WNC AG Center was submitted to News 13 by Donna Kopp. A line of vehicles comes to a standstill as powerlines zap tree limbs.
Another flaming incident occurred next to River Ridge Shopping Center when a tree in a parking lot collided with a powerline and started to burn.
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More reported downed trees were found at Warren Wilson Road, Riceville Road, and U.S. 70.
At Waynesville, Scott Emory took images of fallen trees, including those on a car and a house.