Falling tree misses home, hits church - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Falling tree misses home, hits church

Newport, Wash. - One Newport family has quite a mess on their hands after a storm rolled through Tuesday afternoon, knocking down a tree in their backyard.

They said it sounded like a thunderstorm when the tree fell and landed on the church, which is right next door to them.

Most of the tree was just laying on top of the United Church of Christ, which is located on the corner of Spokane and Third Street, however there was some damage as a branch landed inside the church.

Half of the tree could be seen on the other side of the church.

Cindy Campbell lives in the home. She said her kids had been outside playing just a little bit before, when they heard the storm warnings and went inside to take cover. That's when they heard the crash. Cindy is just thankful the tree landed on the church, because it was swaying back and forth and if it had landed to other way, it would have landed on her kids who were playing in the living room.

Cindy says they knew the tree was unsteady and her daughter had seen it swaying back and forth in past wind storms..

No one was hurt, but the tree did leave quite a mess, something Cindy says they'll have to start cleaning up Wednesday morning.

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