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24th-Mar-2006 11:53 pm
A 70' tall cypress tree just fell over on the condo a few doors down from mine! I was watching tivo and all of a sudden CRASH BOOM!!! My place is a townhouse and all the units in the row are connected, so the whole place shook like a bomb went off. I could sort of make out what had happened looking out the window, but not really. So I pulled on my booties and ran down to see what was up. I could see the top of the tree sticking over the top of the unit.

The owner had been falling asleep when the tree fell on his place. What a fucking insane thing to happen to him. He let me in to see how his ceiling was cracked, which I guess means the roof is split and he'll be getting some rain damage pretty soon.

I walked around the row of units to the back to see what I could see. It was a tree on our neighbor's property at the top of the hill behind our property. It's trunk had broken off about 10' above the ground and the trunk was laying pretty much horizontal across the gap between the stump and the rooftop. It had also smashed through the fence at the property line. Man, this is going to be some serious damage to fix. Should make for an interesting time. I hope it doesn't go to litigation.

In the mean time, it would probably be good to get a soil engineer to look at that hillside and make sure it's not going to come down into my bedroom sometime.
25th-Mar-2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
*hug* messy messy! :-*
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