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Tree crushes roof of house in Crawford Estates after wind storm

Tree crashes through roof

Mother Nature wreaked havoc across the Okanagan Valley this morning, with a home in Kelowna's Crawford Estates area being crushed by a falling tree in the wind.

Kathy Stone was walking her dog when she came across the severely damaged home.

She says the owners of the home were in the yard as she was passing by and everyone was OK. The tree fell just before 7 a.m.

The tree not only damaged the roof of the home, but also a second large tree in the front yard of the home.

"The tree in the front, which is really tall as well, when the other tree came down it hit the roof and it sheared off all the branches on the front tree, on one side," says Stone. 

There are professionals on scene removing the large tree from the house.

Several other trees are also down in the area.

Downed trees and power lines throughout B.C. left thousands in the dark across the province.

BC Hydro reported more than 100,000 customers lost power, with the hardest-hit areas in Abbotsford, Victoria and Vernon. FortisBC worked to restore power to about 2,100 customers in the Kelowna area.

The BC Interior experienced a special weather statement with wind gusting up to 46 km/h in Kelowna, 72 km/h in Penticton, 57 km/h in Vernon and 74 km/h in Kamloops.

Below are photos sent in by Okanagan residents of the storm's aftermath. If you have photos, send them to [email protected].



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