RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ A utility company is reporting more than 165.000 customers without power in North Carolina as a storm moves west to east through the state.
Duke Energy said on its website that most of the outages are in Forsyth County, where more than 40,000 customers are without power and in Guilford County, where power was out to almost 28,000 customers.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for many North Carolina counties Thursday evening.
The massive storm system started in the Upper Midwest and plowed across the country, hitting Mid-Atlantic and Southern states on Thursday. It caused widespread power outages and flash flooding, but so far hasn't lived up to its billing.