Our full, live coverage during those Tornado Warnings can be watched below:
During the storms, Queen City News compiled photos and videos from around the region displaying the damage and impact of mother nature.
Destruction rang at Mooresville’s doorstep.
One instance saw a massive tree truck — that once hung over the McNeely Avenue community for years — snapped by the wind’s force.
“It’s very, very scary that it happened so fast,” said Kaye Allen, who lives in a townhome nearly hit by the tree. “I heard the pop, and that brought me to the door, and I saw all of the limbs, and it was already down.”
Mooresville firefighters say at one point they had 92 calls for service; however, no injuries were reported.
“Oh, it could have been tragic,” Allen said. “Oh, it could’ve been tragic.”
Viewer-submitted video captured a massive lightning strike followed by a huge boom of thunder in the area around 5:00 p.m.
A shelf cloud was spotted at nearly the same time, and the Town of Mooresville released several pictures of downed trees.
Meanwhile, in Troutman, neighbors on Allendale Circle took to cleaning debris themselves to unblock roads. The storm went as quickly as it came but left quite a mess.
“Mother nature can do crazy things,” said resident Craig Sharp. “It was pretty crazy out here, heavy winds, heavy rain.”
Three trees fell onto one home nearby that road. Andrea Martin and her husband were watching the storm roll in from their upstairs porch when they realized it was no longer safe to be outside.
“All of a sudden, coming up our cove, the most amazing thing – I can’t even explain what it looked like or what it was, but we knew we needed to run,” said Martin.
She made it to her basement just as the trees fell onto her home, rendering it unlivable.
Charlotte Fire reported multiple downed trees.
Officials said one fell on a mobile home around 5:40 p.m. on the 2100 block of Aberdale Farm Lane near North Tryon Street; those inside were not injured.
Another ‘large tree’ went down on a home around 5:40 p.m. on the 3400 block of Studburry Road near Dunaire Drive. Nobody was home during the incident, and firefighters removed two dogs.
Around 5:50 p.m., a third ‘large tree’ went down on the 2000 block of Grierview Lane off Grier Road, and officials reported no injuries.
More viewer-submitted video showed storms beginning to roll over Sherills Ford in Catawba County around 5:40 p.m.
The Huntersville Fire Department said that they received numerous calls related to storm damage.
Officials released the photos below:
Charlotte Emergency Management was expected to review the damage on Monday, Aug. 7.