Wind wreaks havoc in Shallotte

Reported by Kristy Ondo bio|email
Posted by Scott Saxton email

SHALLOTTE, NC (WECT) - Melissa Patti and her daughter, Jenny, spent part of the day Monday dragging what used to be their new trampoline across the street and back into their yard in Highlands Glen.

"I looked out the window and saw the trampoline all the way over on the other side of the street, on the other side of the neighbor's yard," Melissa Patti said.

Like their mailbox and window shutter, the wind picked it up overnight and transplanted it on the other side of the neighborhood.

Up the road, it was a strikingly similar story with a second large trampoline crash overnight.

"Early this morning, it woke my wife and I up. We looked outside and I saw the fence had been knocked out, and I thought, well that's an inconvenience, but then later this morning I saw the neighbor's trampoline had smashed through the fence and ended up on the far side of my yard," Kevin Toman said.

Several neighbors wondered if a small tornado could have touched down, but the National Weather Service says that's not the case.  It was simply damage from strong gusts of wind.