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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.


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  • by chocowinity on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    there were 2 tornados down the Gilead Shores Rd and the windmill rd. the weather we have around here gets crazier every storm we have, i'm glad they are ok.(who cares where everyone is from, why can't we all get along)
  • by Tim Location: Vanceboro on Jun 28, 2009 at 02:16 AM
    Yep, thats a Bath thing. They have always thought they were smarter (and better) than everyone. I am only aware of from the 70s until current, but its been that way for that time period. But don't go by what I say, Ask a "bathatonian" they have absolutely no problem telling you that they are better than you. And, Mr or Mrs Bath scholar, you can see wind, as it picks up debris (thats leaves, paper, dirt,etc.) and as it blows on the trees. Oh I'm sorry, the wind doesn't dare blow in Bath, it must fear you elitists! Get a life!
  • by Carol Location: Winteville on Jun 27, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    What? and Wow: Anyone with any sense can tell that the lady meant she could see the "results" of the wind. She had just been through a traumatic situation and wasn't concentrating on choosing words carefully. Some of you people need to do more with your lives than judge and criticize others. Perhaps they could use you to help clean up in the aftermath of some of these storms. I've done it as a part of a volunteer group, and it isn't an easy task. Your heart goes out to people who have to deal with this type of tragedy. If we would all be quicker to help and slower to judge others, the world would be a much better place.
  • by north side Location: north side of river on Jun 27, 2009 at 10:08 AM
    That is a Bath thing always thinking they are smarter than everyone else.
  • by Some people are such... Location: NENC on Jun 27, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    What a condescending thing to say "What? in BATH @ 12:37". Everyone knows exactly what she meant by saying that.
  • by Sam Location: South Side on Jun 27, 2009 at 04:37 AM
    LOL, I'm from the South Side and yes it is a South Side thing !!!!
  • by WOW Location: Washington on Jun 27, 2009 at 03:57 AM
    Thats cool they got to see the Wind. Thats something I've never done.
  • by What? Location: BATH on Jun 26, 2009 at 09:37 PM
    So glad everyone is okay, but you cant "see wind" must be a south side of the river thing!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2009 at 08:59 PM
    would have liked to have seen video clip shown on news about house damage..anyway to get it?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2009 at 08:23 PM
    sTONEY & mS. stoney are glad u r OK
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