Severe weather: Storms, damaging winds knock out power to thousands in Raleigh, Fayetteville areas

Severe storms moved through central North Carolina on Thursday, knocking down trees and flooding some streets.

According to Duke Energy's outage map, thousands of people in North Carolina woke up Friday without power

Friday's storms brought hail and wind gusts above 50 mph in some areas.

The storms moved in hours after ABC11's First Alert weather said central North Carolina was at an elevated risk for severe weather.

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