Strong storm brings tree down onto North Wales home
Heavy storms blew through the region Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing pounding rains, high winds and more than a few downed trees and power lines.
lne home on the 100 block of Montgomery Avenue in North Wales was hit by a falling tree around 3: 45 p. m., where a resident, who identified herself only as Meg, had just gotten home from a workout.
“I had just laid down on the couch and heard some- thing that sounded like lightning and just saw a tree coming at me,” she said.
The tree, in this case, was an oak, roughly 50 years old, that sits between her house and that of a neighbor — or sat until Tuesday afternoon, when high winds caused the tree to split just above the trunk and topple into the home.
A portion of the home’s porch roof could be seen with damage from the fallen tree and a large mass of tree sat atop the home’s porch as splintered branches were entangled with utility lines running between the homes.
“TKH SROLFH and firHfiJKW- ers were here, but said there’s nothing they can do until PbCl gets here. We actually still have power inside, somehow,” said Meg.
She and her pet pit bull and cat were all inside and were unhurt, but the dog was highly agitated and was taken to a family member’s house, she said.
A neighbor said the tree belongs to a neighbor who is elderly and suffers from an illness that prevents any trimming or maintaining the tree and added that a local landscaping company had already been contacted to see how they can help.
Heavy winds brought down on a tree onto a home on South Seventh Street in North Wales Tuesday.