Severe weather Monday night toppled trees, power lines and even sent one person to the hospital.
The storms didn't last that long but you wouldn't know it by looking at some of the places affected in Charlotte and Gaston counties.
In the South Point neighborhood of Belmont, leaves blanketed some roads and trees were split down to their roots. Elizabeth Wilson was surprised to see a tree in the middle of the road in front of her driveway when she came home.
"We don't get hit with storms a whole lot here. So that was kind of scary," she said.
One thing Wilson said she is used to is lightening.
In South Charlotte, Monday night's lightning storm sent a construction worker using an electric saw to the hospital.
Marcos Sanchez said his coworker was working on a window in a house when a lightning surge shocked his coworker, knocking him unconscious for five minutes.
By the time emergency crews arrived he was awake.
The coworker was sent to the hospital where he expected to make a full recovery.
The storms also shut down businesses, including gas stations on South Tryon Street.
People we spoke to were frustrated that it put a kink in the schedules. It left many people on the roads in that area without a place to get gas or eat. Brady Jackson was stuck at one gas station until the power turned back on.
"I'm riding my motorcycle from South Carolina and there is no gas," said Jackson.
As of news time, Duke Energy said more than 1,400 people were without power. Monday afternoon, there were more than 5,000 without power.