Trees down on a home, vehicle in Orange Park | News
Orange Park, Fla. -- residents In one Orange Park neighborhood continued to clean up damage from early afternoon storms Thursday night. Roughly 200 people lost power as huge trees fell onto power lines and into three homes.
Clay County electric crews were able to restore power to all affected residents.
For 20 years Rose Indicott has called a house that sits on Gano Court in Orange Park home. Within that time she's seen storms come and go with minimal damage, but says she's never had to deal with a tree inside of her home, until now.
"It was very scary," said Indicott. "Because I didn't know if the rest of the roof was going to come down."
Inside of her linen closet there are muddied towels and wash rags. A quick tilt up and you're able to see a tree limb inside.
A tree fell on her roof as afternoon storms rolled into the area. Downed trees and limbs could be found in yards, roadways, on cars and power-lines within a 10 block stretch of Gano Court.
"For the multiple trees down we've been very lucky to have had no injuries," said John Ward with Clay County Emergency management.
Ward says it's important to remind everyone if you see power lines down in your area do not touch them. He's encouraging people to call the public safety line at 904-284-7703 if you have trees down or damage in your yard.
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