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Neighbors clean Sandy Springs storm damage

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) -

Homeowners were still cleaning up the day after a powerful storm battered in north Fulton County.

High wind and heavy rain toppled trees onto homes and blocked streets in Sandy Springs.

A 100-foot tree crashed through the roof of a home on Lighthouse Point, gouging a gaping hole.

An elderly couple lives inside the home.

Anna Hatch, who lives down the street, was glad they were not hurt.

"I was really worried something bad might've happened," Hatch said. "It's good they're OK."

"It could've seriously hurt someone," said Dennis Ramey, an arborist whose crew worked for more than six hours to remove the tree. "They still got pretty lucky."

The fallen tree blocked the street from 8 p.m. Thursday through 1 p.m. Friday, preventing neighbors from driving into and out of their homes.

"I had to ride my bike instead of driving. My parents couldn't get out of the house to get to work," Hatch said.

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