Trees Destroy Two Whiteville Homes

This home on Lee Street in Whiteville was demolished and five people trapped inside after Ian's winds pushed a hundred-year-old pecan tree over.
This home on Lee Street in Whiteville was demolished and five people trapped inside after Ian's winds pushed a hundred-year-old pecan tree over.

Whiteville Emergency Services Director Hal Lowder rescued a child Friday evening after a storm damage tree demolished the home, trapping five people inside.

Lowder said the entry to the home on Lee Street was blocked by pecan tree that was damaged by Hurricane Ian’s winds today.

“The family was watching television and the tree just fell,” he said.

Lowder rescued the seven year old child, and other Whiteville firefighters used heavy equipment to rescue the rest of the family. There were no serious injuries.

Another tree destroyed a home on Memory Street, Lowder said, but the structure was unoccupied.

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