Tree falls on sleeping child’s bedroom at home in Cary during storms

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A child sleeping at a home in Cary was jolted awake Monday night when a tree fell onto his bedroom during an outbreak of severe storms in the area.

Cary firefighters say around 8 p.m. Monday, a large tree fell onto a family’s home, landing in the bedroom of a child who was asleep.

The incident happened in a neighborhood along Southeast Maynard Road causing “significant” damage to the home’s second floor, Cary fire officials said.

One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries, and the family of four inside was displaced from the home until repairs can be made.

The storms triggered several severe thunderstorm warnings, notably in Moore, Hoke, Harnett and Johnston counties.

Power was out at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in a dining hall, the Chick-fil-A and the student union after a lightning strike tripped a circuit at a substation, university officials said.

Nickel-sized hail was reported at Woodcroft Parkway and Fayetteville Road in Durham. More hail was spotted at Highway 79 and Mt. Pleasant Road in Durham, according to the National Weather Service.

In Moore County, several trees were reported down along Pee Dee Road near Aberdeen. Trees were also reported down in Harnett County along Marks Road.

In Person County, trees, large limbs, and power lines were reported down across northwestern Person County, including at the Roxboro Country Club, on McGhees Mill Road, and on Mt. Zion Church Road, the National Weather Service reported.

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