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Thunderstorm sends tree on top of a Lee County house

July 17, 2006

Lee County--A late afternoon thunderstorm left an unwanted surprise in a Lee County homeowner's backyard.

Around 5 PM, lightning struck this big tree. It fell onto the roof of 75-year-old Joyce Lee's home on North Doublegate.

Luckily, no one was hurt and the tree caused only minor roof damage.

Neighbors quickly arrived to help clear the debris.

"When our neighbors call and need help, we just help each other. They are the best neighbors you can have. When there's a need, you just help out if you got the tools," says neighbor, Joyce Smith.

Lee has lived in her home for twenty-eight years. She said this is the first time a tree has fallen on it.

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