Some early morning thunderstorms caused power outages at Cherry Point.

Power has been restored to homes and buildings at Cherry Point after some early morning thunderstorms caused outages on the base.

Lightning caused the damage, according to a release from Cherry Point, and crews worked throughout the morning to restore power.

Cherry Point officials had been making arrangements to open a shelter should the outages last longer than expected, but that never happened.

Some traffic signals were out on base, but the mess hall remained open.

Should anyone in a base building not have power, contact the Facilities Maintenance Department Service Desk at 466-4363 or 466-4364 to report the problem. 

Residents whose homes are still without power can contact AMCC at 877-509-2424.