WHITMAN — Donald and Tracey Enos were dealing with cleanup on Thursday, Oct. 8, following a severe storm that felled a tree — that crushed the front left side of their residence.
She was home with the kids, ages 10 and 8 years old, and received an alert on her phone that a thunderstorm was in the area.
She brought the dog in the house and shut the door behind her when moments later a tree crashed down on their 39 Loring Ave. home.
At first Enos said she thought it was a back tree that fell by the deck but realized she heard water running. The rain was coming through her son’s front bedroom and creating its own path through the bathroom was another branch approximately 18 inches long daggered through the ceiling.
“The ceiling and branches were across his bed and water was pouring inside,” she said when she looked at the damage left behind.
She ran down to the kids who were safe and unhurt and had been playing in the basement.
The neighbor across the street called 911 and checked on her. She stayed inside unsure if wires were across the house.
The kids study from home and Donald Enos said they were at their grandparents where they could study online since they were unable to enter the house.
A car was covered in tree limbs on Temple Street at the Alegro home where a man could be seen checking out the damage in his yard. Following the quick moving wind storm on Oct.7 power was also knocked out to parts of Whitman and Hanson for approximately 24 hours.