Fallen tree narrowly misses car

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As thunderstorms swept through Central and Southwest Virginia Wednesday, some people are now left to clean up storm damage.

The storm damage hit close to home for a member of the WFXR family.

The wife and kids of one of our engineers, Josh Hall, were pulling into their Roanoke County driveway when a large tree came crashing down, narrowly missing an SUV parked in the driveway. 

“As I was pulling in, I watched it sway, so I kind of hesitated before pulling in and realized that it was actually falling,” said homeowner Manisha Hall.

Hall was bringing her kids home from school. When she pulled up to her home, she said, she saw trouble.

“I’m pretty sure I yelled in the car, scared the kids a little bit,” Hall said. “But all in all, it was not as bad as it could have been.”

The tree completely missed the house and deck. But an older car in the backyard was damaged, as well as a lawnmower and a shed.

“We actually had a tree removed out of our front yard that was the same type this summer because of some issues with the wind and things like that,” she said.

Thinking about what could have happened, Hall said she is now worried about the tree still standing on the other side of her house.

“We try not to remove them if we don’t have to but at the same time, the health of the house is important, too,” she said.

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