Strong storms uproot trees, drop heavy rain in some areas

June 26, 2013 3:58:53 AM PDT
A woman and her teenage daughter are in need of another place to stay after strong winds brought down a tree on their home. It happened in the 1800 block of Spring Lane in Sanford.

"All I could see was trees in my front yard," said Myra Quick.

Quick came home to a mess of branches and bark. A tree in her yard was torn out of the ground. It took power lines down with it.

"Then, I looked across the street to see how lucky I was," said Quick. "My neighbor's house had been torn in half."

One gust of wind left Geanetta Gary in need of a new home.

Gary was at work when the storm hit, but her 14-year-old daughter was inside.

"I got a call from my daughter," said Gary. "She said a tree limb had come through the house."

Limbs, leaves, and the whole tree came crashing down leaving the teenager running for cover.

"She heard a big crash and went to her room and got in the closet," said Gary.

The teen then kicked out a window to get out, and called her mother to come home.

"When I got out, my daughter said 'Mom,' and when I saw her over there standing I just started screaming," said Gary.

The Red Cross is putting Gary and her daughter up in a hotel for two nights, and are even helping with security deposits for when they find a new place to live.

The power was knocked out in the area.

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