Rescue crews rushed two women to the hospital after a tree fell on the home where they were visiting.
High winds swayed the thin, tall trees in the heavily wooded cul-de-sac of Sugar Creek Drive in Marietta.
A red oak more than 50 feet high smashed right through the home's roof.
The tree pinned down two women visiting the home.
"I was in the house and then I heard the tree start falling and then all the limbs breaking and then you hear the loud thud," said Terri Dilbeck, who lives about 50 yards away in the house next door. "I came outside to see if it had hit anything. And as soon as I opened the door I hear the two ladies screaming at the top of their lungs."
Dilbeck ran to help and called 911. Rescue crews rushed both women to the hospital. One more severely injured was airlifted. An ambulance drove the other woman.
"They were obviously in pain and screaming," said Lt. Dan Dupree from the Cobb County Fire Department. "The gentleman in the house, he's still rattled. You know, a little nervous."
The cul-de-sac is very heavily wooded, dotted with tall Red and White oak trees.
Dilbeck says trees fall once in a while during bad weather. "You know the sound of a tree falling and with all the trees around here we're used to it," she explained. "And we knew one was coming down. We just didn't know where it was gonna land."
Asked if it frightens her, Dilbeck told CBS46 reporter Donna Rapado, sometimes it does. "When there's bad weather. As wet as it's been around here sometimes. But it's too peaceful out here you know. So you just have to live with it."
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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