Storm Hits Turkey Creek Forest
North Central Florida was hit with a line of severe storms Tuesday morning, with winds up to 65 miles an hour.
By Tuesday evening, between Progress, Clay, and GRU electric companies, there were still about a thousand customers without power.
Evelyn Baske, a resident in the Turkey Creek Forest Community, considers herself a lucky woman.
The 81-year-old lives by herself, and around 6:30 Tuesday morning, got up to feed her cat, just missing one of the two large oak trees that hit her home.
According to grounds chairperson Michael Dunham, the Homeowners Association monitors all trees in the neighborhood, and the two that hit Baske's house were healthy.
"Storms like this will occur and we want to make sure, to the best of our ability, the trees in the community are healthy and thriving," he said.
Still, Baske is preparing to act before it's once again too late.
"I want this big pine tree out back here taken down, because if that thing ever falls, it will smash everything," she said.
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