North Augusta family picking up the pieces after trees fall on home

Published: Jun. 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT
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A North Augusta family spent their Friday cleaning up after a powerful storm system pushed through the area causing extensive damage to their home.

Multiple massive pine trees were uprooted by high winds and fell right on the top of the Felak's home near North Augusta High School.

It's the third time their home has been damaged by storms. A tree fell on their home during the ice storm of 2014 causing structural damage. Their house has also been struck by lightning.

"I just couldn't believe it had happened to us again," said Mary Felak, who owns the home along with her husband.

The trees collapsed parts of the roof and even shifted the foundation of the home.

"All in all we are safe. We are fine," Felak said. "That's the main thing. Things can be replaced, people can't."

North Augusta took a lot of the damage during Thursday night's storms. All day city crews went from place to place removing trees and assessing damage.

Power lines were being repaired and roofs were being patched up in preparation for more possible severe weather on Saturday.

The Felak family is thankful for the outpouring of support they've received from the community.

"I mean North Augusta is our home and it has been for 33 years," Felak said. "It just warms my heart to know that people care that much to come out and help."

And the Felak's are hoping this is the last time they have to cleanup due to storms.

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