Tree falls on child’s room at Cary home, more damage seen as storms hit Central NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Some damage and power outages were reported as severe storms moved through central North Carolina on Monday evening.

Much of the Triangle is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Monday. Several counties east of the Triangle were added to the watch just before 6 p.m.

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Around 8 p.m., a large tree fell on a Cary home, landing in the bedroom of a child who was asleep, Cary fire officials said.

The incident happened in a neighborhood along Southeast Maynard Road causing “significant” damage to the home’s second floor, Cary officials said. The family of four inside was displaced from the home.

One person in the family had to be treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The storms triggered several severe thunderstorm warnings, notably in Moore, Hoke, Harnett and Johnston counties. Power was out at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in a dining hall, the Chick-fil-A and the student union after a lightning strike tripped a circuit at a substation, university officials said.

Nickel-sized hail was reported at Woodcroft Parkway and Fayetteville Road in Durham. More hail was spotted at Highway 79 and Mt. Pleasant Road in Durham, according to the National Weather Service.

In Moore County, several trees were reported down along Pee Dee Road near Aberdeen. Trees were also reported down in Harnett County along Marks Road.

In Person County, trees, large limbs, and power lines were reported down across northwestern Person County, including at the Roxboro Country Club, on McGhees Mill Road, and on Mt. Zion Church Road, the National Weather Service reported.

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