RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – Heavy winds and stormy skies were too close for comfort for many in and around the city of Asheboro on Monday.
At one house on Miles Moffit Road, an enormous tree flattened a car in that was parked outside a family's garage, just one example of the storm damage the covered the southeast and southwest of the county, according to dispatchers.
Wendy Roque said her family sat inside, weathering the storm, and praying that the tall trees surrounding the house would not fall.
"It got to the point where we could barely see,” she said, “From the window to road, you couldn’t see anything [because of the rain]. We saw the trees kind of going back-and-forth, and leaning on other trees here. We hoped it wasn’t going to land on us and we were frantic, in the house running around, thinking, where is it going to fall? I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it.”
Luckily, no one was in the car, or near it when the tree came down, and no one was hurt.
Other parts the county have been affected as well, with reports coming into the Sheriff’s Office about trees lying in the middle of the road. However, crews have been out to chop them up as quickly as they can to get them out of the roadway.
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Emergency workers say if you see a tree down, make sure to call them. They warn drivers not to try and go around toppled trees. If you see a downed power line, immediately call it in – do not approach it in case it is a live wire
As for the family that owns the smashed car, they plan to call their insurance company in the morning.
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