10-year-old rescued after getting pinned under tree during storm in Cabarrus County

HARRISBURG, N.C. (WBTV) – Damage reports from across the area poured in after strong storms blew threw on Thursday night.

There were numerous reports of trees down and roads blocked, and emergency crews were out assessing the damage.

The Town of Harrisburg in Cabarrus County was hit particularly hard, with at least one large tree crashing into a home, sending two people to the hospital.

Officials said a massive tree uprooted during high winds and smashed through the home along Morris Drive. Two people were trapped inside. Deputies said one of those people, a 10-year-old boy was pinned under the tree and was rescued by firefighters.

The boy and a man were rushed to the hospital, neighbors said. Their conditions are currently unknown.

The damage so extensive, it bowed the side of the house as it buckled during the tree’s impact. One neighbor, Frank Canup, said the power of the storm surprised him.

“Big storm came blowing up and real strong winds, and I jumped up and I thought it was a tornado or some type of high winds,” Canup said. “Looked out and it looked like the trees were going to blow over on the houses.”

In Rowan County, there were several reports of damage as well, including at Mt. Ulla Elementary School, where the roof of a campus building was ripped off and blown across the parking lot and baseball field.

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