Sunday, October 26, 2014

And Then This Happened

Just the top of the tree rests on the roof.

A pretty good storm blew through here last night and there's more to come. (Hold on to your hats!)

A neighbor's tree fell and hit the house. We were downstairs when it hit and the crash was so loud we were certain something had been hit by lightning. I saw the windows shake. It didn't take long to figure out what happened but we waited until morning to take these pictures.

It was a very tall tree set well back from our house. The trunk snapped in several places when it made contact with our roof. Just the top of the tree rests on the house. The bottom starts in the neighbor's yard and ends in ours, the trunk easily crushing the chain link fence that used to separate our lots.

This is the bottom of the trunk extending
back into the neighbor's yard. We are told the
base of the trunk snapped about ten feet
above ground.

This is the part of the trunk that snapped when the top hit our
house. The part extending to the right rests on the house. The trunk
laying on the ground lays atop what used to be a chain link fence.

Skylight is shattered and will need to be replaced.
It has started to fill with water.
Skylight from the outside. We also have a 4-6 inch hole in the roof.
Hubby is grumpy.

1 comment:

Kellie said...

Oh. My. God. !! I'm so sorry and so glad you're ok. Wow!