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"We heard the wind, and then all of a sudden we heard a couple of branches hit the back of house, and then just this horrific boom,” said Steve Olkowski, who lives in the house on the 900 block of North Orange Street with his wife.
"The tree looks actually looks like it just split the middle of the house," he said. "The tree was coming from my closet, about three feet off the floor of the bedroom. So, it’s sitting in there, we were able to crawl underneath the tree, get down the stairs and get the dogs out.”
Olkowski said they were able to get out safely. Police officers and firefighters rushed over to help.
“Yeah, we’re lucky,” Olkowski said. “Everything can be replaced. I count myself very lucky.”