Halifax County woman thankful for safety despite damage to home

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HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman whose home was damaged during Friday’s storms says she’s thankful none of her family members were in the house when the storm hit.

“My heart dropped. Our hearts dropped, especially because you don’t want to come home and experience something like this,” said Asja Hendricks.

Hendricks lives on Ringwood Road in Halifax County with her mom and brother. It’s the home where she’s lived her entire life.

“It’s very devastating. Very. Because we have never experienced anything like this before,” she said. “The dining room is destroyed. We have a tree limb that actually went into our dining room, our mother’s room. You cannot get into it, especially the closet. She cannot get clothes at the current moment at all.”

Hendricks said all three of them were away from home when the storm came through. She was with other relatives in Rocky Mount and got a call from a neighbor to come back.

Friends and family came to the home Friday evening to help them get what they could out of the home. Hendricks said for now they plan to stay in Rocky Mount for a few days while they figure out what to do next.

“It can be fixed. A life cannot be replaced,” Hendricks said.

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