A Warren County man is counting his blessings after gusty winds brought down a huge tree. Michael Smith said the tree could have crushed him.“I heard the snap, boom,” Smith said. “I drove up to park here out from under the tree limbs and then I got out and all of a sudden, I heard a crack and that’s what happened.”The tree crashed through the roof of Smith’s mobile home on Bradford Drive Thursday morning. Smith said the tree fell within seconds after he got out of his car to go inside. The impact busted the windshield of his car.“Shock. Total shock,” Smith said. “I’ve lived here since 1992. My wife died in the front room. It’s my whole life and I have nothing left. It is what it is.”The tree also brought down power lines and a transformer leaving people in the neighborhood in the dark.“The power went out and it’s been out ever since. It’s the wind and rain,” resident Gena Luman said. As Smith salvaged personal belongings, he said he’s had to deal with falling tree branches for years.“This is the 14th time something has come through my roof and the worst. The other ones were just limbs that I repaired, but I don’t think there’s much repairing on this one,” Smith said.Smith said he’ll be staying with family until he can get back on his feet.

A Warren County man is counting his blessings after gusty winds brought down a huge tree.

Michael Smith said the tree could have crushed him.

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“I heard the snap, boom,” Smith said. “I drove up to park here out from under the tree limbs and then I got out and all of a sudden, I heard a crack and that’s what happened.”

The tree crashed through the roof of Smith’s mobile home on Bradford Drive Thursday morning. Smith said the tree fell within seconds after he got out of his car to go inside. The impact busted the windshield of his car.

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“Shock. Total shock,” Smith said. “I’ve lived here since 1992. My wife died in the front room. It’s my whole life and I have nothing left. It is what it is.”

The tree also brought down power lines and a transformer leaving people in the neighborhood in the dark.

“The power went out and it’s been out ever since. It’s the wind and rain,” resident Gena Luman said.

As Smith salvaged personal belongings, he said he’s had to deal with falling tree branches for years.

“This is the 14th time something has come through my roof and the worst. The other ones were just limbs that I repaired, but I don’t think there’s much repairing on this one,” Smith said.

Smith said he’ll be staying with family until he can get back on his feet.

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