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Trees land on homes, vehicles in south Albany

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The storm hit South Albany around 2 AM.    People there were awakened by howling winds which were quickly followed by trees crashing onto homes and cars.

Burnadette Wilson was asleep last night as the storm approached her house, but when the winds began to howl, she sought shelter.  She said, "We just heard this big crash and all of us just ran into the middle of the hallway."

The big crash they heard was this big tree landing on their home and Wilson's Tahoe.  "We were just glad that we're still here," she said.

Vera Williams lives next door.  She heard the winds whipping trees all around her home.  "I heard this noise.  It didn't sound like a train, it sounded like a bad running truck."  Trucking through her neighborhood. 

Williams' home only received minor damage, a couple shutters ripped off her home, but her neighbors weren't so lucky.  At least three homes nearby have trees on them, but no one was hurt.

"Thank God that they wasn't hurt," said Williams.  "The house can be replaced, these trees can be removed, but a life can't be."

Maurice Gibbs came out to survey the damage at homes on his street.  He was amazed by what such a fast moving storm left behind.  He said, "It's just amazing to see the path of destruction that it did.  I'm just glad everybody is okay."

Okay to see another day and clean up what mother nature left behind.

When the storm hit, one tree fell on top of power lines, so the people in this area were without power for about 8 hours. It was restored around 10:15 Tuesday morning.

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