York home badly damaged after giant pine comes crashing down
YORK (WGME) -- In York, a home was badly damaged, after a giant pine came crashing down.
It happened during the height of the storm, when there were strong wind gusts.
Just over 48 hours ago, there was a 100-foot pine tree standing in front of Mary Trigge's home in York.
The howling winds from Tuesday’s blizzard took the tree down, and Mary's roof along with it.
It was about 4:30 p.m., near the height of the storm.
Mary recalls being without power for about 30 minutes, but still doing things around her house on Scotland Bridge Road.
"All the sudden I heard a big thud on my house," Trigge said. "It was a miracle, I guess, that I wasn't hurt. I had a lot of branches come into the house. One came into the kitchen and knocked one of my kitchen cabinets off. You know, I had knives flying around my room, my kitchen. I had a mirror, you know, hit by one of the branches in my living room so that just kind of exploded."
A neighbor called 911 and the fire department arrived. They saw that the front of the house was about to buckle.
Mary fled to her neighbor's house for safety.
Mary says that she feels very fortunate not to have a scratch on her body.
She's looking for a small apartment to stay in permanently while it's determined if her house can be repaired.