North Carolina is feeling the effects of tropical storm Nate as about 10,000 North Carolina Duke Progress customers were without power going into the week as a result of inclement weather from the storm.
The outages center around the western part of the state with Macon and Polk counties being hit the hardest.
The damage resulted in delayed school openings in the area with Jackson County Schools opening on a delay due to damage from the storm Sunday.
Though the center of the storm did not cross into the state the effects were felt even out to the Triangle as rain blanketed the area on Sunday.
Heavy rains in the western part of the county dumped more than three inches of rain on Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Catawba, and Watauga counties in the last 24 hours.
There were also a couple of confirmed tornadoes in the western part of the state over the weekend.
The National Weather Service has verified that a tornado touched down about 10 miles southeast of Morganton, North Carolina Sunday evening.
A second tornado was confirmed near Elkville, North Carolina around 6:30 p.m.
Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes counties were put under a tornado warning until 7 p.m. Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service investigates following suspected tornadoes to certify that a cyclone did in fact form and cause the damage seen following a wind damage incident.
Other types of wind damage include damage from straight-line wind or downbursts where strong winds move directly down and then outward from a central point, often times at higher speeds than actual tornadoes.
While no deaths have been reported directly from storm damage a firefighter in Morganton was hit and killed late Sunday night by a driver while helping to clear storm debris.
Rescue workers did have to rescue a number of residents who were trapped in their homes by fallen trees.