Tree Crashes into Home

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

July 12, 2006

Wednesday night there were a number of areas without power, and tree limbs scattered in local roadways. Near Zion Crossroads one family had more to worry about that just their power being out.

"I'm scared to even walk in there," said Stacey Loving, as she stood in front of her home. "But I have to, to get my stuff."

She was scared because a large tree was laying on top of her home. It cracked the ceiling, damaged the bedroom, and made the closet practically unreachable. Now she's not sure if it's okay to venture inside.

Loving said she was especially thankful that her son was okay. He was playing in the bedroom just moments before that tree fell.

"He heard the storm [and my son] got scared. Babies are scared of the storm. He ran back to his bedroom and I went looking for him and he wasn't in his playroom, so I went back there and he was there," said Loving.

Loving got her son out of the bedroom, and not a minute too soon.

"He came and then one minute later, we just heard the trailer shake--a big boom. His bed was right there, so if he would have been in there he probably would have gotten hurt or something," she said.

Family members came to the home to help with some cleanup, and the fire department came to shut off the electricity to the home. Stacey's landlord also stopped by, but she had some bad news.

"She told us she does not have insurance, so I got out my lease and it says that she would be responsible for it. As of right now she's supposed to be calling somebody to come cut down the tree," said Loving.

So with no electricity and all the damage to the roof, Stacey said there was no way she and her family would be sleeping there Wednesday night.

"We're going to pack up [and] I'm going to clean, and I'm going to stay with my mom and my dad," said Loving. "That's the only place we have to go right now."

There is some good news from this story--fortunately no one from that home was injured.

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