Clean up continues after storms down trees, power lines in Durham

Posted June 30

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— People across Durham continued to clean up Thursday after severe weather downed power lines and uprooted trees Wednesday night.

Edwin Eubanks Sr. visits the grave of his wife of 54 years everyday. But he said today's visit was a little different.

"It is a mess out here. Lord have mercy," he said looking at the damage across Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eubanks said he made the trip Tuesday to make sure her headstone was unharmed.

"It didn't do anything to her grave, but it really tore this place up," he said.

Across the city, on East Main Street, a tree crashed through a car while the driver was still inside. She was able to make it out unharmed.

On Owen Street, two homes were hit by the same tree.

"I was thanking God that number one, no one was inside the house," said Carol Harris. "Then, I was terrified. I got nervous and upset."

Crews were quick to remove the branches from Harris' home and secure a tarp over the holes.

"I have damage inside the roof, in the bedroom and in the basement," Harris said. "Why me? Why me? I have no answer. I just thank God nobody was there."

Harris said her insurance company said the repairs will take about a week.

According to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel, The chance of afternoon storms lasts through the holiday weekend.


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