Weather

Charlotte Region Still Has 12,000 Outages From Storm

Jun 15, 2013
Tasnim Shamma

There are still about 12,000 power outages in Mecklenburg and neighboring counties. About 350,000 Duke and Progress energy customers lost power after a severe thunderstorm Friday night.

Keith Meza, is a Duke Energy crew member who has been working almost non-stop since then. He was in north Charlotte Friday helping remove tree limbs that had fallen and damaged power lines.

"Other than ice storms and hurricanes we've had, it's probably one of the worst ones I've ever seen due to high winds and lightning and hail," Meza says. 

The Atlantic Hurricane season officially began last week, and predictions tell us that this season will be more active than average in general and for North Carolina. Some of this area's best known and well respected meteorologists will share their knowledge as we talk about the predictions for this year and what it may mean for us, and we'll also talk about severe weather in general, after the recent Oklahoma tornadoes and a storm-ridden spring, when Charlotte Talks.

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Passengers at the Charlotte airport can expect short delays to be an ongoing but somewhat random problem. Delays have increased since the Federal Aviation Administration started furloughing workers Sunday because of the sequester.


Many people feel a little bit down on rainy days but find that they are smiling and happy when the sun shines. Kids get excited when it might snow and we all watch thunderstorms anxiously, but weather can have a much larger and more critical influence on our lives. Throughout history, major events have been shaped by the weather conditions. The outcome of major battles, famous discoveries and critical dates in our history have been impacted by storms or extreme temperature conditions. We'll look at some of the most famous moments in history and how weather played a role. 

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