Hat­field mo­bile home struck by fall­ing tree

North Penn Life - - News - By Jour­nal Reg­is­ter News Ser­vice

Paul Sch­mechel says he was tak­ing a nap Mon­day af­ter­noon when he heard a snap.

“Then I heard an­other snap,” he said, sit­ting in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck. “All of a sud­den, there was a tree lay­ing in my liv­ing room.”

A mo­bile home in the Oak Grove sec­tion of the Hat­fiHOG 7Rwn­sKLS, RFFuSLHG Ey Sch­mechel, ab­sorbed heavy dam­age when it was struck by a fall­ing oak tree Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Sch­mechel said he was by him­self inside the home at 17 Cooper Ave. when the in­ci­dent oc­curred around 2:20 p.m. He said the power inside the home went out ap­prox­i­mately 10 min­utes ear­lier. Sch­mechel was not injured.

Af­ter check­ing to see if the ca­ble box would come on, Sch­mechel said he laid down.

“The tree fell right where I was ly­ing,” he said. “Oh Lordy.”

HDW­fiHOG SROLFH rHsSRnGHG to the scene. Sch­mechel — who planned on con­tact­ing his home­own­ers in­sur­ance com­pany later Mon­day — said he would prob­a­bly spend the night with a friend who lives in the same de­vel­op­ment.


A tree lays on top of a mo­bile home in Hat­field Mon­day.

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