Fallen Trees Leave Expensive Mess

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With trees on homes, cars and roadways, most saw the recent wind as an expensive mess — while others called it a blessing.

“I am so thankful. You never know how lucky you are until things happen. Every neighbor has come by to make sure we are okay,” said Bobbi Bell.

Bell is thankful no one was hurt after a tree came crashing down on her roof. It tore through her attic and nearly started a fire.

“By the time they got back there, there was a short where the tree hit the wire and it electrified the whole house,” said Bell.

Neighbors helped shut down the power before the fire spread.

All over town, tree specialists were busy clearing up debris from yesterday and today’s wind.

“It is actually fun. It is hard, but it is fun. It is better than sitting at home,” said Steve Steinackle with S&J Tree Care.

Tree removal can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the size. And even though the Bell family has every right to complain, they’re not worried one bit.

“The wind blows in mysterious ways and it just happened to fall on our roof in need of great repair. I think this was a blessing in disguise,” said Bell.

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