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Tree Topples Onto Home During Storm

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The Sundsbak family is just happy that no one was injured after a large evergreen tree crashed into their home.

Sunday they could only sit out front and watch as a contractor attempted to move their giant tree from off of their house.

"The tree didn't just flop over, it was almost lifted up and slammed down into the house." says Chad Sundsbak, homeowner.

Chad and Kristy Sundsbak joke that if they charged admission to see their house, they might be able to pay for some of the damages.

It is quite the sight following a brief but powerful storm Saturday night.

"Within a matter of literally seconds it started hailing, raining, I heard the tree hit the house and the power went out." says Kristi Sundsbak, homeowner.

The family had to call in a professional to help with the giant mess.

"I was like holy smokes, amazing, must have been some micro bursts or something like that come through, had to be because that's a lot of weight to be blown over." says Trent Schweitzer, Schweitzer Tree Service.

The homeowners are blown away that no windows were broken, and everything is untouched inside.

"My daughter and my young cousin were in the house at the time, and they were more scared, just from the power going out." says Kristi.

"We went downstairs, and got flashlights, power went out, crazy!" says Sydney Sundsbak, home when the tree hit.

Several family members, neighbors and friends are helping where they can, but while they wait for the pros to finish a big job, the family is keeping a positive attitude in spite of the major damage to their tree, yard and house.

"For me, at first it was really upsetting, but you look at it in the sense that nobody was hurt, something like this you can build and fix it, that's the most important thing, nobody was hurt." says Chad Sundsbak.

"There's nothing you can do about it, so you just have to roll with the punches and do the best you can." says Kristi Sundsbak.

The Sundsbak say their power got turned back on early Sunday morning.

They are staying with family until the tree is removed, which may take a few days.

That's when they'll know a damage estimate to the house.

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