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Storm uproots tree, crashes into two homes leaving 90-year old woman uninjured

WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) -

Tropical storm Hermine uprooted a tree that crashed into two West Ashley homes Friday afternoon, leaving a 90-year old woman uninjured.

Jeanne Nelson was sitting in her den at her Magnolia Road home when the gum tree crashed through the roof of her home and the duplex next door.

"I hear the crash and I thought what is that? It sounded like dishes falling," Nelson said.

Nelson went outside to see for herself.

"We were just amazed. It was the most awful thing you think would happen. But then again it could have been worse."

The tree made a hole in the roof of her bathroom, not far from where she was sitting. 

"I thought God. Then I saw the roof and it was there," Nelson said.

The damage was also bad next door. 

The tree also crashed into the bathroom there.

No one was home in the duplex. 

"I think everything can be fixed so you have to look at it from that perspective," Nelson said.

Even after her close call, Nelson is in good spirits. 

Nelson says God was looking out for her, and she's glad she will get to celebrate her birthday later this month.

"He was looking out for us, this 91 year old lady."

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