Published: 2010-05-29 17:49:00
Updated: 2010-05-30 15:27:25
Posted May 29, 2010
Updated May 30, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — The Memorial Day weekend is turning out to be stormy with powerful winds toppling trees across the Triangle.
“Every which way you look; it is debris and damage and mega trees down,” Durham homeowner Dan Milam said.
Milam spent Saturday clearing his yard, at 4900 American Drive, of fallen trees after Friday's stormy weather.
The Furniture Spot, at 5301 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh, was also in clean up mode after heavy rain caused the roof to leak, flooding the showroom.
“Oh, it is pretty bad. About 20 percent of my showroom is gone," said Jason Yu, co-owner of The Furniture Spot. “All you can do is just look and be shocked."
Yu hired roofers Saturday to try and repair the damage. Daniel Terry, owner of Roof All, said high winds have damaged dozens of structures in Raleigh.
“We have been really busy. We have taken in probably about 30 calls," Terry said. “All I can do is ... try to work really hard and just make it through it."
Flash flooding also displaced four families at 320 Hill St. in Raleigh. The Red Cross is helping the families with shelter.
The Red Cross offers the following advice for those affected by thunderstorms: