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Tree Topples Into Greene Township Home

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This story paints an incredible picture of just how strong the winds were Wednesday.
A massive tree, topples onto a Greene township home, with the family inside.

Fortunately, everybody got out safely. But the wild winds meant for a very scary afternoon.
Around 1:30 p.m., the winds picked up, and a large pine tree came falling down, right on top of a home along Wattsburg road, in Greene Township.
While the massive tree blocked the front door, on impact, the top of the tree cracked in half, so that blocked the back door.
So, Betsy Carroll and her father were inside at the time, and couldn't get out.

When fire fighters arrived they were able to move part of the tree.
And while there was a lot of damage, fortunately nobody was hurt.

"Oh it was awful," said Betsy Carroll. "I was sitting upstairs and all of a sudden the wind got really wild an then I heard a crack and I looked and the tree was in the front window. Part of the tree was out here." Carroll added.

"There is some damage to the roof," said Kuhl Hose Fire Company's Fire Chief Don Erbin Jr. "There are several pieces of tree branches that came through the roof, through the attic space and they're about 4 feet long into the upstairs bedroom. So luckily, nobody was in that room at the time," Chief Erbin added.

This was just one of the hundreds of emergency calls first responders got called out to Wednesday, and continued to into the evening.
The weather made for a very hectic day for fire fighters, police, and ambulance services.

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