KENSINGTON, Md. - A 100-year old woman is lucky to be alive after a tree that was brought down by high winds crashed into her house early Friday morning in Montgomery County.
The disaster unfolded on Bexhill Road in Kensington around 2 a.m.
Extreme gusts of wind, topping 60 miles per hour in some parts of the region, toppled the large tree that crashed thought the roof of the house.
Firefighters rescued her from her bedroom and transported to a nearby hospital. FOX 5's Melanie Alniwck say the woman suffered cuts and bruises. Neighbors called her strong and expect her to recover.
The extreme winds gusts began overnight and are expected to stay with us throughout the day and night on Friday and into Saturday morning.
Update - E Bexhill Rd, Kensington, large tree on house, 1 occupant trapped in bedroom under debris, removed by FFs, EMS transported 100 yr old resident, Pri2 trauma, structural damage significant pic.twitter.com/XAZgPmKvIt— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 2, 2018
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