Burlington Storm Damage
A line of storms ripped through our area tonight leaving behind nothing but a mess for clean-up crews.
A number of power lines and trees were reported on the ground. One unfortunate Burlington resident, Feleicha Kemp, had a tree land on her house at 1632 South Central Avenue.
“I called home and I told my son, it’s raining really bad, shut the windows. Right when I said that he went to shut the windows, went upstairs, and he said the fan blew through the window. He almost got hit in the head with a CD i guess, and as soon as he shut that window, the tree fell.”
Luckily nobody was hurt.
It was a tense and stormy afternoon with tornado sirens going off and winds reaching up to 80 mph. There were numerous roads blocked by uprooted trees. Another home off South Central, where Burlington resident Hillary Hunter lives, was also hit by a tree…
“I was actually sleeping and I woke up, this is in my room, the back door flew open and so I ran out and told my sister who was in the living room. I told her to get in the basement, and get all the animals. I ran upstairs to get my cat and I heard a big thud, like a gunshot louder than life. The air-conditioner popped out of the window and there was a tree branch on my room.”
Luckily nobody was hurt at this residents either, including the animals.