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Fallston Residents Cleaning Up After Friday’s Storm

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FALLSTON, Md. (WJZ) — One of the strongest storms was felt in Fallston where violent winds uprooted trees and damaged homes.

Gigi Barnett has more.

The tall oak trees in Nancy Feltman’s backyard used to provide a beautiful canopy of cover. That was before the Friday storm.

“The majority of the tree landed here. It took out this fence,” said Feltman.

Now the power of wind power could be seen in the damage to Feltman’s house. The wind twisted her neighbor’s tree and smashed it into her roof. Her family escaped the storm unscathed– even the horses in the backyard were spared.

“A lot of money, a lot of cleanup, a lot of work, but we’re alive,” she said.

Her cleanup is just beginning. But now, after this weekend’s storm, she’s thinking about letting a little more sunlight into her backyard.

“I love the area, I love the shade that it gives. But maybe I don’t want those trees there anymore,” said Feltman.

The damage from neighbor to neighbor is very random. While some of them have extensive damage and a major cleanup project, others only have small tasks ahead, like simple limb removal.

“The neighbor out back, Pat and Johnny, they had a really big piece of tree come down. Luckily, it missed everything. Just got their fence,” Kevin James, Feltman’s neighbor, said.

As for Feltman, those oak trees that once lined her backyard will have another purpose.

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