Tree Crashes Down Onto Milford Home; Family Escapes Unharmed

A Milford family escaped their home unharmed when a massive tree came down during Thursday’s storms.

The owner of the damaged home on Lindy Street told NBC Connecticut he, his wife and son were all home Thursday afternoon when a tree was uprooted by heavy winds and came crashing down on their house, taking out the living and dining rooms.

“I heard a crack and a bang and a tree landed about five feet from me in my dining room,” Ryan Crowley said.

Thankfully the family escaped unharmed.

“There’s a hole and you can see outside in the dining room and I could see the rain coming in,” Melissa Crowley said.

The family was remodeling the house and had just replaced the roof - roofers had left the home just a few hours before the incident.

“The fact that we were actually remodeling our living room is awesome because if we weren’t we would have been sitting in there watching TV. It would have been a lot worse,” Ryan explained.

The tree caused major damage and the family is staying with relatives nearby.

City officials said that area of Lindy Street suffered the brunt of the storm damage. Next door, a falling limb just missed two cars parked outside.

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