Tree falls on Va. Beach house, hits child's bedroom

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by Carl Leimer, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 10:57 AM

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Virginia Beach- There were some frightening moments for a Va. Beach family when a tree toppled onto their home early Wednesday. ;

Sarah Harris says her family were asleep in their Brookridge Road home when the neighbor's tree fell around 1:15 a.m.  Part of the tree landed on her three-year-old daughter's bedroom.

She said it was scary when they first went into her room because she was hidden by debris from the ceiling & insulation. They went to work and got her out of the mess.

Everyone was a little shook up, but no one was hurt.

A couple houses away, Brandon Fredlaw says the crash woke him up .

"I just kind of poked my head out to see what was going on and I saw a fire truck and a tree through someone's house," he said.

Ken Pravitz with the Virginia Beach Fire Department says there's been a lot of rain lately and the wet ground may have caused the tree to fall but that hasn't been officially determined.

A family member says the tree left a hole in the roof of the living room, so they're staying with relatives until repairs can be made.

Dominion Virginia Power spokeswoman Bonita Harris told WVEC.com the incident caused a power outage for the Birdneck area, but power was restored around 9:00 a.m.

 

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