ROCK HILL, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A mother and her four children are lucky to alive after a tree came crashing onto their home in Rock Hill Saturday morning, ahead of Tropical Storm Florence's full arrival.
The tree came down on the home, located on Ebenezer Avenue, completely destroying th front of the house and landing in the living room.
Branches could be seen going through the one of the children's bedrooms, inches from the bed.
"My daughter was in her room, and the tree came through right above her head," the woman told FOX 46. "We're fine, we're in a hotel. Thankfully no one was hurt. It's just a home, so we're taking it day by day."
She tells FOX 46 that she believes the ground just became so saturated that it uprooted part of the tree.
Florence -- which began as a powerful Category 4 hurricane and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm -- continues to devastate communities, threatening to dump an additional 15 inches of rain on the Carolinas.
If you're looking to make a difference, here's how you can help those impacted by the storm.