TEACHEY, DUPLIN COUNTY -

A tree fell into a Duplin County home Friday while a father and his toddler son were inside.

It happened during the storm Friday afternoon at the corner of NE Avenue and Lodge Street, across from the post office in Teachey.

According to homeowner Rodney Shepard, the tree fell into the roof above the bedroom of the family's children, and a few branches made their way inside.

Shepard said his 18-month-old son was in the very next room.

Shepard says the cause was due to a quick storm that swept through the area.

"I can't really explain it, said Shepard. "It was the loudest boom I've ever heard in my life. My house shook and I froze."

Both Shepard and his toddler son were not hurt. Shepard said his wife and two other children were not home at the time.

"When it happened it was complete fear," said Shepard. "Then excitement to see me get my son out the house."

The family says the roof isn't the only damage to the home.

"The power is out until I get an electrician to come in and check all the wiring. The wiring got ripped from the attic," said Shepard.

Because the tree left a hole in the roof and no electricity, Shepard said he and his family will be staying with relatives.