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Overnight storms lead to water rescue, structure damage south of Wake

Posted July 22, 2018 8:02 a.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2018 6:54 p.m. EDT

— Severe overnight storms prompted power outages, downed trees and even a water rescue south of the Triangle, according to reports.

According to Duke Energy Progress, more than 2,000 people southeast of the Triangle are without power, most in Harnett and Johnston counties.

Outages were also reported across the Triangle in Wake and Durham counties.

Officials in Harnett County said multiple trees fell on homes during the storms that took place early Sunday morning. A building on Brick Mill Road in Coats suffered a partial roof collapse around 2 a.m.

A mobile home in Kinston was destroyed in the storms.

Damge in Kinston

On Saturday, impending storms resulted in a water rescue near Lillington's waterfront Mermaid Point restaurant. Around 9:30 p.m., firefighters were called to assist a group of boaters stranded on the Cape Fear River. Officials worked for hours to rescue the boaters from the water as severe weather approached.

Overnight storms result in downed trees, power outages south of Wake County

Overnight storms result in downed trees, power outages south of Wake County

No storm-related injuries or deaths have been reported.