Tree falls, damages 2 Cary homes as heavy storms move through Triangle

Wake County News

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — As heavy thunderstorms moved through Wake County Friday afternoon, a tree fell on a home in Cary.

The incident was reported around 3:45 p.m. at a house in a neighborhood near Walnut Street.

In video from the scene, a tree hit a two-story house, knocking part of a wall down. Because of the damage, an interior part of the home was visible from the street. The roof was also damaged.

Crews at the scene said the family who lives in the home will not be able to stay there Friday night because of the damage.

About two hours later, the other section of the tree fell onto a second home. Concerned firefighters evacuated the home before the tree fell onto it, along with another home next door.

Stephanie Peters lives in the home next door.

“We didn’t take priority of addressing all the trees. I know we’re in an older neighborhood and wanted to be safe and cautious but sadly you can’t predict every tree that’s going to fall,” Peters said.

Officials did not give word on when the families will be able to return to their homes. Officials told CBS 17 that the first home damaged by a tree is a “total loss”.

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