High Point home damaged by storm

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A number of downed trees along Hickswood Road damaged property and left several without power.

“It knocked me out of bed,” said Suzanne Leonard, who was taking a nap when the storm came through. “Water started pouring through the roof.”

Several trees came down on her home, leaving holes in the roof. One sent a limb just a few feet from Leonard’s husband.

EMS believes powerful straight-line winds caused the damage, leaving many in the dark but thankfully safe. “We are all OK,” said Leonard. “That’s what matters.”

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

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