View mobile site
Follow us on
Friday, May 24, 2013 | 1:07 p.m.
Hi, (not you?) | Member Center | Sign Out
Sign In | Register
Posted: 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
By Ken Lemon
LINCOLNTON, N.C. —
The tree was so long, the end of it could not be seen in the darkness. A Lincoln County family's home was damaged after the massive tree crashed on it. Homeowner David Shook said it is about 100 feet tall and hit his home in Boger City while he and his wife were inside. "We are lucky. The good Lord was with us," Shook said. Shook said Wednesday evening he was watching storm coverage on Eyewitness News as strong winds whipped the pine tree outside. "I heard a big 'whoop.' It almost knocked me out of my chair," he said. Joyce Shook heard the howling wind. She was lying down. "Then it got real loud and all of a sudden pop!' like a bomb went off," she said. The tree hit the front edge of the house, then rolled off and landed on the ground. "We have been here 32 years and nothing ever happened," Joyce Shook said. The damage is minimal and they can still live in their home. However, Joyce Shook said she probably will not sleep very well after that near-miss.
Another family was displaced after a tree hit their home in northwest Charlotte.
The top of the tree went right through the roof.
This happened at Clyde Drive and Elm Lane around 8:30 p.m.
Firefighters were on scene helping the homeowners put tarps over the hole in the roof to keep the rain out.
5 Day Forecast
Early Warning Doppler 9
Local Radar Loop
Regional Radar Loop
© 2013 Cox Media Group. By using this website,
Already have an account? Sign In
We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
We look forward to seeing you frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.
Don't worry, it happens. We'll send you a link to create a new password.
We have sent you an email with a link to change your password.
We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.
To sign in you must verify your email address. Fill out the form below and we'll send you an email to verify.
Check your email for a link to verify your email address.