Making the Stay-At-Home situation considerably worse:
More than 276,000 people were without power Monday morning as severe storms continue their path across the state. Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte, has the highest number of power outages — 46,253 as of 9 a.m., according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. Wake County had more than 39,000 outages.
Severe weather moving across the state has brought risks of tornadoes, strong winds and hail to some areas, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado reportedly touched down in Orange County.
Don't usually do weather stories here, but a lot of folks are suffering right now. You can't cook (except maybe with a grill, but how much of your food is grillable?), and all those perishables in the fridge will start going bad before the sun goes down. And if you don't have a car charger for your phone, even that last vestige of 21st Century connectivity is doomed to failure with even limited usage. My heart goes out to these folks.