This afternoon’s strong winds were too much for a Silver Lake pine tree, which sent giant branches falling outside the front door of a bungalow in the 1400 block of Benton Way. Tom O’Keefe who lives in the home said his wife, Molly, called him at about 4 p.m. to say she was trapped inside by the large branches block their front steps. It could have been worse, Tom said via email:
Our large tree finally couldn’t take anymore of this year’s wind bashing. Four large limbs in total … seems [they] had a domino effect downwards. All limbs missed the front of our home by a few feet and nobody was outside thankfully. My wife Molly did hear a loud bang and thought the house had been hit. The cleanup will cost us, but it’s a tiny fraction what it would have cost to rebuild our home. Feeling lucky.
Photo courtesy Tom O’Keefe