High Winds Cause Tree to Fall on Trailer

By: Alex Villarreal Email
By: Alex Villarreal Email

Some people who live off Highway 30, in a rural part of College Station, faced some scary moments this morning when the storm roared through the area.

Fran Parker said, "The wind was blowing so hard, it was roaring. The trees were just bending over."

Because of high winds, one tree, about the length of her house, ended up splitting in two, landing on top of an RV off Highway 30.

"I got up and went out and turned on the TV in the kitchen to put the coffee on...And they said it was gonna hit it in 11 minutes...So I thought, oh my gosh, they were in the trailer," said Parker.

Fran Parker's 15 year-old grandson and his father were sleeping inside when a major storm ripped through the area.

"And when the storm hit, it hit hard. You can see here, inside the shower, there's a vent where debris has come through and a tree branch actually broke through the roof of the RV," Parker said. "They barely made it in."

Parker added, "We were all kind of scared, it was, you know...but, we were going to go to a safe place if it got any worse."

It did get worse.
The 60 mile per hour winds shredded branches and uprooted fencing that had been cemented into the ground.

"We're just happy to be here and no more damage than this," Parker said.

When you're dealing with weather that's out of your control, this family says they're just grateful they made it through together, without anyone getting hurt.

The Parker family has insurance for that trailer and are hoping to salvage it.

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