NODA neighborhood slammed by powerful storm, continues clean up

It's hard to believe the damage from several downed trees happened in such a short period of time.

"I had left the house at five o'clock to get something to eat," Patricia Reese said, who lives on E 35th Street in NODA.

When she came back 15 minutes later, Reese said, "I stopped in the middle of the street and started banging on the steering wheel and hollering because I’m saying, Lord God, my house!"

Her carport and truck were completely destroyed.

Just a block up the road, another tree came down. This time, it came down smack dab in the middle of the house.

"There's damage in the actual rooms upstairs. The tree did go through the ceiling. There's water damage inside," said the homeowner, Cindy Hart.

Thankfully no one was home. Hart said she had just dropped off her family at the Knight's game when this happened.

"This is unfortunate, but we were at the Westin last night. We're certainly not suffering. It's going to be time consuming and a major inconvenience, but we'll be fine," Hart said. 

While snapping trees are certainly enough to rattle the masses, others have gone hours without power.

"Hot, hungry, tired. All in one because the heat is making me tired," Alisha Green said. 

Trees next to her house fell on power lines.

"If it would have fallen this way there's no telling. I was asleep. It's just scary every time we get a bad wind blowing like yesterday. You never know," Green said. 

Ending on a positive note, every one FOX 46 Charlotte spoke with on the street said they're grateful no one was seriously harmed during Monday's storm.

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