THOMASVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — Fallen trees are causing problems on Friday afternoon as the remnants of Hurricane Ian continue to cause storms in the Piedmont Triad.
Gary Gray, his wife and son were at their home on Arden Place in High Point, when they heard a loud noise.
“It almost sounded like you could hear something breaking,” he said. “Like lightning had struck something and then there was a rumbling and then we heard an extremely loud noise.”
The loud noise was a tree crashing into Gray’s back deck. Limbs covered the deck. His gutters were hanging from the side of the home.
“It was just a disappointing feeling because we worked so hard to make our backyard beautiful and then in a couple seconds it’s all gone,” he said.
FOX8 crews also got to see Gray’s neighbor’s home, where the tree came from. The trunk was so large it stretched between the two homes.
“If it had been five feet one way or the other, it would’ve killed us in our bedroom or destroyed or killed my neighbor,” said Gray.
Gray’s thankful that didn’t happen and that the damage isn’t worse.
“We can recover from this,” he said. “I compare myself to a lot of people down in Florida who they’ve actually lost everything and I still have my life and I still have my house and I still have somewhere to go. So I guess I can’t complain too much.”
Fallen trees are also causing damage in Greensboro. Around 40,000 Greensboro residents don’t have power.
One person is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a tree fell on a home on Marlboro Church Road in Randolph County, according to the Guil-Rand Fire Department.
A tree fell on a home on Regents Park Lane in northwest Greensboro.
No injuries have been reported.
Greensboro police say Hilltop Road between Fairfax Road and West Gate City Boulevard is closed to all traffic due to a downed large tree.
There is no estimated time on when the road will be reopened.
Drivers are asked to use caution in the area.
South Elm Street near Ritters Lake Road south of Greensboro is closed in both directions after a tree fell on the utility lines.
Flood watches are in effect across the Piedmont Triad.