Freak Wind Gust Knocks Tree Into Tyler, TX Resident’s Home
It was a very picturesque and beautiful Sunday in East Texas - the sun was out and temps were pleasant. If you were outdoors, you may have felt a few wind gusts here and there. Unfortunately, for a one Tyler resident, one of those wind gusts was strong enough to knock an old tree into their home ,which for a moment, caused panic in the neighborhood.
Neighbors Say They Heard A Loud "Boom" Around Midday.
Just before noon in the Northridge neighborhood of North Tyler, neighbors say that out of nowhere they heard a loud "boom" sound, some saying it sounded like "thunder". As they went outside to investigate, they noticed a large tree had collapsed in the backyard of a home on 29th Street.
The Tree Tore Through The Back Side Of The Home
The very large tree crashed into what was the resident's main bathroom and bedroom. Neighbors rushed into the home to check on the resident, who is an elderly woman, but found no one in the home. Thankfully, the homeowner was attending church service at the time of the incident.
Church Members and Neighbors Sprung Into Action To Help
After the homeowner was contacted, church members who just so happened to have roofing companies and tree services of their own, sprung into action to get most of the tree removed and cleared before an evening storm came in to prevent more damage. This moment should serve as a reminder to check for any old trees in your yard or neighborhood and look at possibly having them trimmed or removed due to these strong winds at this time of the year.