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Large pine tree falls behind man's home

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DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

It was a scary night for one couple in Radium Springs after a large tree fell barely missing their home. They were one of many who lost power and waited in the dark for the high winds to die down.  

This is the scene David Fuller woke up to this morning at his home on Hollis Drive. The top of this large pine tree barely missed his home.      

"We didn't even really hear it hit with all the other noise that was going on," said David Fuller.

Fuller says power was knocked out at his home for several hours, leaving both him and his wife in the dark.  

"We were like Moses when the lights went out, we were in the dark until this morning and it came back on about 7:30," said Fuller.  

You can still see where the tree snapped off. Fuller estimates the top of this pine tree landed behind his home from thirty feet in the air. The tree hit this pool enclosure, poking a few holes in it.  

"We just did $3,000 plus work on replacing the screen, so I guess we'll be placing something again," said Fuller.  

Fuller says most of the damage was done to landscaping, but he says those repairs won't be as costly as removing the tree.  

"Getting the tree removed is going to be the big expense. Its getting this cut up and hauled away and then getting this one cut down," said Fuller.  

He says he's lucky because the damage could've been worse.  

'It didn't hit the pool pump, it could've hit the pool pump and that would've really messed things up but it didn't. It didn't hit the deck, didn't tear up anything didn't fall in the shed, and didn't actually fall in the pool enclosure. So actually all in all I feel real lucky," said Fuller.  

He's thankful no one was hurt. Fuller says he plans to be in contact with his insurance adjuster tomorrow.

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