Strong storms blew through parts of eastern Carolina Friday and one Beaufort County woman says she's lucky to be alive. Fierce winds knocked a large tree on her house while she was inside.
Jenny Pharell says she just moved to the living room from the bedroom where the tree came crashing in on her trailer near Aurora.
Pharell's mother-in-law, Shirley Pavlakos, who owns Pharell's trailer home on Hickory Point drive--lives next door and believes the storm brought more than just strong winds. "I think it was a tornado the way the wind was blowing. It was just so fast. Everything, you couldn't see nothing but wind, it was so strong."
Winds toppled powerlines knocking out power for most of the homes in the neighborhood and sending debris flying all over the neighborhood.
Neighbors came together--pitching in to help Pharell and Pavlakos start the clean-up, all thankful there were no injuries.