Severe Winds Rip Down Tree Into Car - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/8/08

Severe Winds Rip Down Tree Into Car

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As a wave of dirt engulfed the area Monday, some drivers on Highway 114 toward Levelland pulled off to the side of the road, because they couldn't see. Tumble weeds and other debris swept across the roadway and into the air. It didn't take long for the weeds to fill up fence lines.

The gusts, reaching sixty miles per hour at times, tilted a power pole near Shallowater causing it to lean over the roadway, but east Lubbock resident Mark Gentry discovered some of the worst damage at his home.  "I'm pulling around the corner, and me and my brother are looking.  We're like what is that. We get a little bit closer and realized that the tree fell down," Gentry said. 

"I thought I'd get home, a little dust here, some lawn chairs might be blown over. I didn't think an entire tree would be gone," Gentry continued.  Fortunately, he tells NewsChannel 11 the tree missed the house, but just barely. It did smash a car in the driveway, but Gentry says they had planned to get rid of the vehicle. He says they're just thankful no one was hurt, and their home is okay.

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