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FDTC cancels class; thousands without power in Pee Dee

DARLINGTON AND FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Classes at Florence-Darlington Technical College have been canceled due to a power outage Thursday, said Clay Williams, spokes person.

Winds reached 55 miles per hour in Florence near the airport Thursday. Nearly 1,700 strikes of lightning were recorded by the WMBF First Alert HD Radar.

There were reports of fallen trees and power outages throughout the community. 

More than 5,000 Pee Dee customers were affected by the power outages, according to Duke Energy. More than 1,000 customers were in Darlington, according to Duke Energy.

Numerous trees were down around Darlington and Society Hill after the thunderstorm, said Sheriff Wayne Byrd.

The City of Florence Police Department building lost electricity, said Major Carlos Raines.

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