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01/14/2014 10:20 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Strong Wind Blows Over Condo Complex In North Carolina (VIDEO)

Who needs a wrecking crew when you have Mother Nature?

Nobody. At least, not when you're in North Carolina and 86 mph winds are happy to do the wrecking for you. Unfortunately for this contractor, however, the difficulty is in building during these conditions, not in knocking things down.

Photographer Ed Braz was on hand in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, when condos under construction in the city's Brier Creek neighborhood succumbed to the violent winds and toppled over like a house of cards. Braz caught the shocking sight on video and provided the footage to the News & Observer, which noted the storm also snapped trees in half, destroyed power lines and caused plenty of destruction.

At the storm's peak, WRAL reports, 46,000 people across the state were without power. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the above structural failure, though several were injured throughout the region by falling trees.

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