Fire officials: Several people displaced after tree falls on 2 houses
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Fire Department said three people had to be helped out of a home after a tree toppled onto it.
It happened after storms rolled through on Saturday in the area of north Hillside Avenue.
Fire officials say the three people helped out of the home were not harmed, but they said the house was heavily damaged.
"When I saw that, I was really surprised because they’ve been taking trees down, trying to make sure something like this didn’t happen," neighbor Mary Moyers said.
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A strong storm rolled through Orlando Saturday afternoon, toppling over two massive trees and damaging two homes.
"I’m just calming down. I heard a giant branch hit my roof and then a bigger one hit," an Orlando woman said.
This woman was at home with her daughter and 10-year-old grandson when lightning struck a tree. It then fell through their roof.
"I seen lighting hit the ceiling and it burned a hole right through the metal ceiling and a branch fell through," the woman said.
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The family is in shock but says they’re happy to be alive.
"My eyes were dilated like this for a minute. Then it hit again. I noticed it’s like the sun fell down it was so bright, then it was gone. It stopped raining and the sun came out," the woman said.
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