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First aerial views of storm damage in Raleigh

Posted February 7, 2020 11:36 a.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2020 11:52 a.m. EST

WRAL's Sky 5 flew over Raleigh on Friday morning around 11:20 a.m. to examine the first aerial footage of storm damage.

Sky 5 visited the following locations (in no specific order):

  • Inman Park Drive & Lead Mine Road had a tree down on a power line.
  • Balsam Drive had a tree damaged home.
  • Lake Royale: Sledge Road & Cheyene Drive
  • Seven Paths Road in Louisburg had damaged horse barns.
  • Bunn High School
  • Bunn Volunteer Fire Department
  • Forestville Road in Wake Forest had damage to businesses and trees down.

Major damage reports from Friday, Feb. 7

Power lines were down on U.S. 401 in Garner, causing a small fire

There were at least 10 trees reported down in Raleigh, and multiple reports of storm damage, including wind and hail.

Storm damage

Power was out for over 150,000 people statewide.

storm damage

Multiple roads were blocked as a result of downed trees and power lines, including Millbrook Road near Falls of the Neuse.

A school bus with 13 students crashed in Johnston County, sending at least one student to the hospital.

WRAL's Gilbert Baez found flooding in Fayetteville, with seven or eight houses surrounded by water off S. Reilly Road and an 86-year-old woman dealing with the flooding.

A flooded Fayetteville Road partially covers a pickup truck.

Truck caught in flood in Fayetteville

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