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Storm Topples Tree, Power Lines Onto Family's Car While They Were On Way To Dinner

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Rockingham County -- Barry Moore says he didn't even see the storm coming. 

"All of a sudden, it just came through, it happened," Eden resident Barry Moore said.

Moore is one of more than 12,000 people in Rockingham County who were without power Thursday night.

Strong storms barreled through the area, taking down trees and power lines with forceful winds. 

"It was, started to get windy, and these high winds just come, it knocked down a power pole," explained Moore.  He left his home on Eden Road with his wife and two grandchildren for dinner when they were abruptly stopped.

"I backed up into a driveway, the tree from across the street, fell onto my vehicle."

Live power lines were tangled in and around the tree.  They stayed in their car until authorities arrived.

"It something I wasn't expecting, it was scary. It really was," Moore said.

Just across the county line in Stokesdale, Wes Pegram had a close call, too.

"I had no idea it would be like this," Pegram said.

He wasn't home when two massive oaks collapsed around his home, but his sister and elderly mother were.

One of the 60-year-old oaks slammed into his roof, puncturing a hole in the attic. 

"There is a little bit of water damage but it could have been a lot worse," said Pegram.

Pegram and his family are staying with relatives until the trees can be removed and the home repaired. 

Moore will have to have his car repaired. Both men say they're thankful no one was hurt. 


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