Massive Tree Falls On House During Storm

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

The storm Saturday night caused a huge Cottonwood tree to fall on top of a home on 103rd and Blondo.

Sunday morning, Ethel Landrum-Shobe and her granddaughter Amea looked on as crews work to remove the massive tree.

“You look at it and oh my God. You think how blessed you are that we were both safe,” says Ethel Landrum Shobe.

11-year old Amea was watching television around 7:30pm. She says she heard the rain and thunder, got scared, and went downstairs to be with her grandma. But she only made it to the hallway.

“When I started walking the house shook and it knocked me over,” says the 11-year old.

“Then I saw a big tree and got up really fast to tell my grandma.”

The 60 foot tree came down into the upstairs bedroom leaving behind wood and insulation.

Amea knows she made a split second decision that may have saved her life.

“I was just really lucky and blessed.”

Landrum-Shobe says she knows the damage could have been much worse.

“If it had fallen straightforward it would have taken the chimney, the deck, the living room everything would have been destroyed. So it was a blessing that it fell the way it did and only took out the bedroom.”

Landrum-Shobe doesn’t know the cost of the damage, but has insurance to cover the cleanup.

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