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Homes considered unsafe after being struck by massive trees

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

The Red Cross is helping two different families in West Charlotte, after massive trees fell onto their homes on Saturday afternoon.

People say the neighborhood shook after a tree fell onto a home on Glenrock Drive around 1 p.m. The Red Cross reported three people were displaced from the home but only one of them was inside at the time of the event.

Five miles away, right outside Uptown, one adult and two pets were affected by a tree hitting their home on the 500 block of Spruce Street.

A man who was inside the home on Glenrock Drive when the tree hit told WBTV he is lucky to be alive.

He said "it sounded like an explosion" when the tree collapsed into house.

After falling asleep in the front of the house, the man said he got cold and decided to move to a back bedroom. Moments later he said the tree came crashing through the roof. 

He said the front room of the house and the couch he was napping on are now destroyed.

A neighbor, who was inside at the time, said it sounded like someone dropping a dumpster followed by an earthquake.

"It was really frightening," said David Glover. "It got really breezy out here at one time. With the ground being wet and windy this could have happened anywhere."

Glover says he's thankful no one was hurt or killed. 

Officials have not said whether either collapse is connected to the cold weather.

The Red Cross is providing residents of both homes with shelter, a food allowance, and comfort kits.

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