Tree falls on top of Paris home
PARIS, Ky. (WKYT) - a tree fell on top of a Paris home while the family was still inside.
It was quite the unwelcome surprise for one Bourbon County family when a 60-foot pine tree was uprooted and came crashing down onto their Lynnwood Drive home.
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“We had wind expected today, and in cases like this, we’re always on alert to make sure our customers are taken care of in case the wind blows some trees down,” said Robert Littrell of Littrell Brothers Tree Service. “And unfortunately, in this case, one of our customers had a pine tree fall on their house.”
The homeowner, David, told us he and his family were sitting inside when around 1 p.m., they heard a loud crash, then felt the entire home shake.
David says he instantly knew it was one of the old trees around his home and says, thankfully, Robert Littrell and his team at Littrell Brothers Service were able to get there quickly.
“This one is probably a five out of 10. We’ve seen a lot worse,” said Littrell. “Even bigger trees that come down. So this one was a simple task for us.”
This only gives Littrell more reason to remind homeowners that it’s a good idea to check the soundness of the old trees surrounding their home before the storm or strong winds hit.
“Just be cautious in this wind,” said Littrell. “You may think your trees are healthy, but like in this situation, the roots were completely rotted away. You’ve got saturated ground and when you’ve got wind that just causes more problems for the tree.”
Thankfully this family is all okay, but you can never be too safe.
“If you’ve got young kids running around or in a swing, you’ve got to think about days like today when a limp could fall and possibly hurt someone,” said Littrell.
A large tree fell on top of this home in Lynwood Dr in Paris. The homeowner says he and some family members were inside around 1pm when they heard a large bang and felt it shake the whole home. One of his cars is damaged, it damaged the plaster badly on the home, as well.@WKYT pic.twitter.com/NPGnRAN1lJ— Grason Passmore WKYT (@GrasonWkyt) February 9, 2023
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