High Winds Take Down Trees, Power Lines

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio-Donica Reese’s Chagrin Falls home is in much better shape now than it was Tuesday night.

“Just a little while ago (workers) came and took the tree,” Reese said.

Wild winds toppled a 60-foot pine tree right onto the roof of her home.

“The 50-60 mile and hour winds last night really kicked up a lot of trees and generated a lot of work that way, so that’s what we’re doing,” Tyrone Earl of Tree Service Now said, adding they were having a busy day.

Earlier Wednesday, they cleared a fallen tree in Painesville, and they removed the tree off Reese’s home.

“Now we’re on our way to South Euclid, and then we’re going to be heading to Mentor which are also both storm damage jobs,” Earl said. Power companies are also busy following Tuesday’s windy weather.

At one point Tuesday night, First Energy reported 14,000 people were without power. Most had the lights on within a few hours.

The tree that fell on Reese’s home took a power line down with it. And yes, the tree did damage to the home.

“We’ve got a couple holes in the ceiling and all the way through the roof, damage to the furnace area, cracks in the walls,” Reese said.

But it’s nothing that can’t be fixed.

“As long as nobody gets hurt, that’s what we are happy about,” Earl said.


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