• Trees fall onto home, disabled woman escapes

    By: Trish Williford


    LINCOLNTON, N.C. - A Lincolnton woman in a wheelchair said she escaped her home after three trees crashed onto it during a severe storm that rolled through the area.

    Storms battered several counties, taking down power lines and causing damage to some homes.

    A lot of the damage was around Highway 321 in Lincolnton where Christy Landers and her stepdaughter live.

    “I looked out the door and it was really white, and the next thing I know the tree come down and hit the house,” Landers, who is disabled, said.

    Now she is grateful everyone is OK.

    Landers' husband along with several of their neighbors spent Wednesday evening cutting the massive trees down from their home and clearing the debris.

    Meanwhile, crews with South Fork Fire shut down a stretch of Highway 321 for more than two hours while crews cleared away the fallen trees.

    Duke Energy crews worked well into the night trying to restore power to a few homes.

    It could be days before all the debris is cleared away.

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