South Highland House Damaged by Tree

7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. - Reports of downed trees came from all across Madison County. During the height of Friday afternoon's storms, winds topped 60 and 70 miles per hour.

The owners of a home on South Highland Avenue in Jackson said a lightning strike split a tree in their front yard. Part of the splintered tree fell onto the roof of their sun room, located at one end of their home.

"We're very lucky that the entire tree didn't fall on the house," said homeowner Thomas Lewis. "In that sense we are fairly lucky."

Though the family was inside the home at the time the tree fell, no one was injured. Because the damage was mainly to the roof of the sun room, the family intends to stay in their home.


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