• ‘Thank God everybody was in church': Family thankful to be alive after tree falls on home

    By: Dave Faherty


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - A Morganton family of six are thankful they were at a church service Sunday night when a huge tree came crashing down on their home during a tornado warning in Burke County.

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    The incident in Morganton is just one of many reports of fallen trees caused by this weekend's severe weather.

    Meteorologists with the National Weather Service traveled to Burke County to survey the damage left behind by the storm. They told Channel 9 it appears the damage in Burke County was from straight line winds and not from a tornado. 

    Watch the video above as Channel 9's Dave Faherty speaks with a family thankful they were at church when the storm hit. 

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