FRANKLINTON: Storms leave NC residents with lots to clean up

Storms leave NC residents with lots to clean up

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FRANKLINTON, N.C. -

Friday's storms left many in Central North Carolina with a lot to clean up.In Halifax County, the strong winds and rain knocked over trees, ripped through roofs and put some people on edge.

"It sounded just like a train," said Tommy Evans. "I didn't know what was going on I was scared about it."

Yashica Lynch was watching a movie with his family when the storm hit.

"The next thing we know we heard a thud and the house shook and it was over in less than two minutes," he said. "I came outside and saw what happened. My oak tree over here fell against the house and punctured a hole in the ceiling."

Downed trees were a common sight once the storms passed. People in Franklinton went to work to restore power and clean up a decades-old tree that toppled.

"It kind of stinks to see something of that age and that's seen so much of our town's history fall but if it has to fall, at least it fell where it doesn't hit a structure and it doesn't hurt anybody and the worst damage we had was that it took out power lines that are fixable," said Mayor Elic Senter.

The storm clouds did provide a silver lining. No one was hurt during the storms.

"My house can be replaced but my kids and my wife and my children can't," said Lynch.

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