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Tree falls on CT home while woman sleeps inside

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A tree came down on a South Windsor home while a homeowner was sleeping on Sunday night. (WFSB) A tree came down on a South Windsor home while a homeowner was sleeping on Sunday night. (WFSB)
A fallen tree damaged a home in South Windsor. (WFSB) A fallen tree damaged a home in South Windsor. (WFSB)
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A woman was sleeping inside her home in South Windsor on Sunday night when a tree came toppling down on the residence. 

Diana Rose was sleeping in her bed when around 10:30 p.m. she said she heard a loud crash. She looked out her window to see that a tree had snapped and fallen on her house. 

"I was in bed sleeping and I heard a boom," Rose said. "And looked out the window and there was the tree." 

Even though she was panicking. She said she didn't know what it was.

Rose said they immediately called 911. 

"We were panicking," Rose said. "We just don't expect that." 

Rose said she lost power at the home that she has lived in for 56 years. 

"I think we are going to go out and get a generator," Rose said. "I don't think it's going to be quick. There is so much damage around town and one person on a street, so I don't think they're coming right to us." 

The tree caused water to seep through and into the home.

"There is damage in the attic," Rose said.

Rose said she is having people to come and cover the roof. There was also damage to her cars. 

"So we don't get more damage," Rose said. 

South Windsor police warned people that if they see a downed power line, they should stay away and dial 911. All wires should be treated as if they are live.

Rose's home was not the only property damaged in the storm.

"I didn't know where it came from to begin with," said Donna Anderson of Ellington. "I saw this here and I was thinking, well where did it come from? It wasn't until I went out and around and I saw roots and all up in the air. I know where it came from!"

A tree was uprooted and landed on Rose's garage. Her's came down around 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

Anderson's garage is separated from the home by a breezeway.

Cleanup continues around the state.

Strong winds and heavy rain caused damage, power outages, and flooding.

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