Falling Trees Split Duluth Home In Half


DULUTH, Ga.,None - Crashing trees from Saturday's storm split a home in half in Gwinnett County.

Jeff Henderson, of Duluth, said a large tree sliced right through his kitchen, living room and hallway.

And out front of his home, a second tree smashed both of his cars

Henderson said as it happened he thought it was just a lightning strike, and then he began seeing leaves and branches everywhere.

"Our kitchen is all totaled," Henderson said.

Falling Trees Split Home In Half

That kitchen table is about the only thing left standing in the room.

In the living room, you can see sky through the ceiling.

A few feet away, a roof support punctures a wall.

Henderson said his wife, child and himself escaped the house without injury.

He said his brother, Mark Henderson, rushed over to help.

"It's a lot worse than I thought. The house is about cut in half with the oak tree," Mark Henderson said.

"I'm just glad no one got hurt. It missed us by a couple feet or whatever," Jeff Henderson said.

The Henderson home is just four blocks from another Cardinal Lake house damaged by three falling tree's earlier this week.

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