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Destructive Weather Hits Davidson – Two Nights in a Row

by | Aug 7, 2023

Large tree down in a local backyard. (photo by Matthew Nelson)


In what seemed like a repeat storm, the sky grew abnormally dark early Monday evening as it had done on Sunday.

A screenshot of the remaining Duke Energy power outages in Davidson on Monday night.

Power was knocked out to more than 200 homes in Davidson on Sunday night, and another 60+ homes Monday evening.

Davidson areas affected Sunday included roughly 100 homes in and around Delburg Street and a similar number of homes near Mayes Road. The homes on the Duke interactive map Monday night were off Woodland and Eastway. There was no project repair time on Duke Energy’s site. Energy United also showed dozens of homes without power in and around Davidson on Monday night.

Duke Energy interactive outage map

Damage across the state was more widespread after Monday night’s storms. More than 100,000 homes lost power as the band of strong storms swept across the state, starting in the late afternoon.

Sadly, while there were fewer power outages, there appeared to be more storm damage around town. Several large trees fell or lost large limbs.

A large limb crushed this bench on the Davidson College campus Monday evening.

As the summer storm season continues, there are a number of ways to report an outage:

  • Visit the Duke Energy Storm Center on a desktop computer or mobile device.
  • Report on the Duke Energy mobile app.
  • Text OUT to 57801.
  • Call the automated outage-reporting system, at 800.POWERON (800.769.3766).

Energy United interactive outage map

The Energy United storm center site also provides details on how their customers can sign up for alerts.


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