Woodinville couple awakes to tree crashing through roof

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WOODINVILLE, Wash. — A Woodinville couple woke up early Tuesday morning to the sounds of a tree crashing through their roof, hitting them while they slept in their bed.

“We were sound asleep in the bed and then the roof came down crashing,” said Lewin Thomas. “It was really fast. My first response was frantically trying to attend to the screams.”

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Those screams were coming from his partner, and roommate, that was hit by branches that came through the ceiling. Luckily, she told KIRO 7 News, the trusses stopped the tree from fully falling on them. Instead, as she described it, arm length branches hit them.

Thomas said he’s never seen anything like this, adding he’s originally from Miami.

The East Cottage area has gotten at least 7 inches of snow over the past two days, causing an issue with trees being weighed down as well as problems with power lines.

A worker from Puget Sound Energy was out early Tuesday morning cutting down limbs that had entangled power lines. The couple said they had lost power a few hours before they went to bed.

Firefighters were rushed to the home for early reports of injuries, but the couple said they were more surprised than anything else.

It’s unclear whether the home will be livable in the short-term. Thomas said they’ll have to work with their landlord to determine what steps need to happen next.