High winds causes tree to fall on Winter Park home

More rain expected in Central Florida

Published On: May 01 2013 11:42:27 AM EDT   Updated On: May 01 2013 12:19:38 PM EDT
WINTER PARK, Fla. -

Severe storms sent strong winds whipping through Central Florida Tuesday night causing a tree to crash down through the roof of a home, while the homeowners were inside.

It happened at 441 Ololu Drive in Winter Park, not far from Wymore Road.
The large oak tree is actually a neighbor's tree two doors down. It came crashing down on the families roof around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

"It shook the entire house. I was just shocked," Euphema Brashear said she was cooking in her kitchen with her son by her side when she heard the crack of lightning
and booming of thunder.

That's when the large tree came crashing down through their ceiling, bringing with it debris and plenty of water.

"It just came pouring down onto the chair. Water came sweeping through it. It was really bad," Brashear said Wednesday.

Severe storms rolled through Central Florida Tuesday night, bringing with them plenty of lightning, thunder and hail along with 50 mile an hour winds which
pulled down trees and limbs.

Brashear's son says the impact felt like an explosion.

"The tree came crashing down. It shook the entire roof. It shook the earth," Steve Brashear said.

Brashear was brought to tears thinking about what could have happened to her three small dogs.

"I just moved them and put them right there and 15 minutes then this happened. It's the first time I've cried since this happened...the thought of what could have happened to them," Brashear said.

The family is relieved that nobody was hurt in all of this.