Tree damages home during rainstorm

by Wes Mayer

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A tree crashed through the roof of a Newnan home Thursday, but nobody was injured.


A large oak tree crashed through the roof a Newnan home Thursday, just missing the bedroom where one of the homeowners was sleeping.

Gary Brown, who lives on Turkey Creek Road, estimates it was around 3 p.m. when he was awakened by loud thundering and a huge boom during Thursday’s storm.

Brown said he was sleeping in the upstairs bedroom when the wind started blowing heavily and the tree came crashing down through the roof. Brown thinks the old oak tree was split by a lightning strike, which would account for the loud boom. Fortunately, Brown’s bedroom is located on the front of the home, and the tree missed him and landed toward the home’s rear side. However, the tree’s thick branches still crashed through Janet and Gary Brown’s carport, through the home’s roof and through the wall into their staircase. The tree also took down the Browns’ power lines, cutting their electricity.

The Browns said they have to wait for the insurance company and the tree removal company. Brown said it was just “mother nature.”

The Browns’ home was not the only home to suffer from a tree during the storm. According to Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones, a tree also fell on a home on Old Carrollton Road. A tree also fell across South Highway 29 near Oak Lawn Circle.



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