Family ‘okay’ after trees crashes down on home

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HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC)— A family is okay after a tree came crashing down on a home in Henrietta as damaging winds whipped through the area Saturday night.

News10NBC’s Stephanie Duprey came across the home along Bastian Road near East River Road.

She talked to Cedric Havens, who lives next door. Havens said he heard the tree start to crack, and knew something was wrong.

"I heard a loud bang and I thought it was some tree in the backyard or something like that coming down," Havens said. "Nope, I looked over and I saw a pop from the line coming down with it."

He says after seeing the tree topple over onto the roof of the home— he didn’t hesitate to run over and check on the family still stuck inside the house.

"Yes, they’re okay," Havens said. "I went over and checked on them and I talked to them through the back window, they’re all fine."

Winds reached up to About 60 miles per hour in the Rochester area, and the recent rain fall made it easier for trees to be uprooted with the right gust of wind.

"Usually pretty good windstorm we lose power like some trees are going to take out the lines somewhere but I think we’re kind of lucky we didn’t lose the whole straight to power this time," Havens said.

Fire crews were on the scene to help the family get out of the home safely.

Watch for Stephanie’s story on News10NBC at 11.