Martinsville sees a lot of damage as a result of high winds

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) The high winds Friday took down many trees and power lines all across our region.

Martinsville had its fair share.

"When I pulled up, I was like, 'Oh my God what happened?'" says Martinsville resident, Lori Hairston.

Hairston says when she got back home after taking her son to school, she couldn't believe what her street looked like.

"Actually where that tree fell is where I park my car and it's all in my driveway and it's right in front of my home too," she says.

She says it doesn't look like any damage was done to her home, but the tree landed on her neighbors car.

Other than that, it's just a lot to clean up.

"Thank God nobody got hurt or nothing, it's just a lot of stuff in our yard and stuff. No damage is real bad. No electricity, no heat and stuff, but nobody has gotten hurt so far," says Hairston.

Martinsville Fire Chief, Ted Anderson, says he's never seen anything like this.

"Not this type of wind, this sustained wind for this length of time," he says.

He says they've barely been able to catch their breath.

"An event that started out pretty insignificant, a normal day for us in emergency services, kind of hammered us all at one time," says Anderson.

Hairston says people should be careful, because this could happen to you.

"This wind is blowing really strong so please be careful on the highways. Trees and stuff are in the road, so please be careful," she says.