HUNDREDS OF POWER OUTAGES DUE TO STRONG WINDS IN HENDERSON COUNTY SUNDAY MORNING

HUNDREDS OF POWER OUTAGES DUE TO STRONG WINDS IN HENDERSON COUNTY SUNDAY MORNING HUNDREDS OF POWER OUTAGES DUE TO STRONG WINDS IN HENDERSON COUNTY SUNDAY MORNING

MOST OF SUNDAY'S POWER OUTAGES WERE RESTORED SUNDAY AFTERNOON 

HIGH WIND WARNING SET TO EXPIRE SUNDAY EVENING

With a high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service, strong winds indeed developed late Saturday and blew through Hendersonville and Henderson County through the entire night and into the middle of the day on Sunday. Wind gusts estimated to be as great as 50 miles per hour and greater brought down numerous trees and power lines in the area.

Several thousand lost power overnight Saturday and by mid-day on Sunday, Duke Energy crews had restored power to many but close to 1700 power outages were reported in the county….Hoopers Creek and Mills River were particularly hard hit…but Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and the Balfour area also suffered downed trees and limbs and other wind damage and power outages. The high wind warning was set to continue through the day on Sunday and expire Sunday evening.

Some of the best weather Western North Carolina has experienced since last fall is set to begin on Monday…with sunny, mild, and dry conditions forecast Monday on through Thursday…with daytime high temperatures in the 60s and 70s and overnight lows mostly in the mid 40s.

Updated 1pm Sunday 3/30/14

By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman