Mother Nature brought 18 tornadoes in five states over the weekend, along with heavy snow in the upper midwest, leaving hundres of thousands without power.
The weather service in SC said tornadoes also hit Lexington and Irmo, but no serious injuries were reported.
Gov. Roy Cooper said there were 33,465 Duke Energy customers without power Monday afternoon, and of those, 21,000 were in Guilford County.
As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the US and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast.
We are awaiting the release of details from the other tornados from the National Weather Service.
The worst wind gusts avoided the Richmond area, although there were some reports of downed trees and high water as the line of storms moved through central Virginia early Monday.
The second tornado began at 6:49 p.m. two miles northwest of Ozone in Johnson county.
Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras told news reporters that classes would be canceled Tuesday because of the storm. No serious injuries were reported in those storms.
Two tornadoes tore up trees and ripped apart homes in Greensboro and Reidsville, North Carolina, killing a motorist who was hit by a tree, according to Greensboro's city manager, local media reported. If they determine the damage was done by a tornado, they will also determine the estimated wind speed and EF rating of the tornado.
It was issued until 7:15 p.m. The bulk of those outages were in Floyd County. The biggest problems were in Lexington and Richland counties.