A major storm moved through Cherokee County bringing heavy rains, severe lightning and strong winds. The Cherokee County Emergency Operations Center reports that there have been reports of numerous trees and power lines down throughout the county. Presently, approximately 4,600 are without power due to the storm.
There have been two non- life threating injuries in Cherokee County. One of those occurred on Arthur Road in Holly Springs when a tree fell on a black SUV trapping the 58 year old driver. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded and cut the trees away from the vehicle to get the lady out of the car. She appeared to have a bloody nose and was being check by EMTs and paramedics. According to Cherokee County E911, dispatchers have received over 300 calls since the start of this evening storm.
Residents are urged to stay home, however, if you have to travel on the roads tonight, please use extreme caution.