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Woman rescued from Charlotte storm damage

Firefighters searched for residents after a fallen tree trapped at least one woman on Countrymens Court in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At least one person is facing life-threatening injuries after a tree caused extensive damage to a home in south Charlotte Monday morning.

Around 6 a.m. during strong winds, a tree fell onto the homes along Countrymens Court.

Firefighters searched the debris and rescued at least one person from the damage. That woman was transported to Atrium Health's Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of life threatening injuries.

"All of a sudden we heard a big boom and we came outside and pretty much saw all of this right here," said a neighbor. "Our neighbor, she was trapped. She was trapped, so we heard her screaming so we ended up calling the ambulance and knocking on the door and made sure she was OK."

Wake Up Charlotte's Richard DeVayne was live on the scene as fire responders rescued the woman.

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The woman's daughter had just arrived to work when she was told to come back because the tree fell on the building. 

At the time, there was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Mecklenburg County with radar estimated winds around 60 mph.

Over 31,000 Duke Energy customers were without power during Monday's storms. 

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