Strong storm brings tree down onto North Wales home

North Penn Life - - NEWS - By Dan Sokil dsokil@jour­nal­reg­is­ter.com

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.

Photo by GE­OFF PATTON

Heavy winds brought down on a tree onto a home on South Seventh Street in North Wales Tues­day.

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