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Strong winds bring down trees in Johns Creek

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A tree brought down by strong winds. (Photo: Russ Spencer/myfoxatlanta) A tree brought down by strong winds. (Photo: Russ Spencer/myfoxatlanta)
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -

Strong gusts brought down several trees across the metro area on Friday. Most of the area is under wind advisory until 7 pm, with winds reaching speeds up to 30 mph.  

In Johns Creek, as many as four trees came down at one home during the early morning hours on Friday.

That home belonged to FOX 5's Russ Spencer.

"It shook the house. Steven comes running on and says, it's the end of the world because he knew this was supposed to be doomsday. I had no idea. It hit right where we sleep so it woke us up at 5:00 in the morning. I thought perhaps my daughter hit the blinds. I thought maybe ice had fallen off, and I looked down and saw those trees all over the cars," said Spencer.

Spencer has been covering the news for a long time, and this incident is the first time he has been in the news.

He says it may have been a good idea to take the trees down earlier, and he is not putting pine trees back where the fallen trees were.

No one in Spencer's family was hurt.

A few weeks ago, Trip Halstead was playing in his daycare playground when he was hit and severely injured by a falling tree limb on a windy day. Look at your trees, and see if they're damaged before they cause some major damage or injuries. It may pay to have them taken down.

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