Lightning damages, sparks fires at 3 central North Carolina homes; storms also hit Fayetteville

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 05/09/2022 12:00 AM

As severe storms — including an apparent tornado — moved through central North Carolina Friday afternoon, damage was reported in Wake and Durham counties. Some damage was also reported in Fayetteville with a tree down, more than 12,000 power outages and a partial roof collapse on a home. Half-dollar-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts were reported near Raleigh-Durham International Airport near Cary just before 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The wind gust near RDU Airport caused damage to a small tree in a parking lot. Officials also reported lightning strikes caused damage and fires to three homes Friday afternoon. One fire was reported just before 4 p.m. following a lightning strike at a home in southern Durham along Park Glen Place that damaged the rear of the home.


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