Fallen trees make up large part of Monday’s storm damage

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Hundreds woke up in Fayette County on Monday without power with many of the cases caused by downed trees resting on power lines.

For one Fayetteville resident, Wanda McCune, one her giant trees was resting on another.

During the storm that began on Sunday night and lasted into Monday morning, the McCune family heard the crash and came outside.

In the midst of the storm, the family determined the tree to be sturdy enough leaning on the other that they could go back inside, but it was still a sleepless night.

Now, as one of their trees is being held up by their large pine that is starting to lean, they are hoping to cut down one and save the other.

With another night ahead of them, they also worry about the other trees that surround them.

“It was on a bank which normally it would have went that way, but the wind was so strong it carried it this way, so it is kind of concerning that we’re surrounded by trees if we get another one of those storms,” Wanda McCune said.

As of 9 p.m. on Monday, according to Appalachian Power’s Outage Map, there are still about 700 outages still in Fayette County.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.