Tree Smashes Dartmouth Woman's Bedroom Day After Leaving For College

A tree crashed through one of the bedrooms in Lili Chamberlain's house as Henri hit on Sunday. Photo: Courtesy Lili Chamberlain

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One woman in Dartmouth is thankful it's only her house that's damaged, after gusty winds sent a tree through a vacant bedroom in her house.

Lili Chamberlain lives in Dartmouth. At around 10:30 Sunday morning, a few hours before Henri made landfall, she said she felt a big gust of wind, and what she thought was a thunderclap, even though there hadn't been much rain.

"I thought that was weird that we would be having thunder," she said.

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When she got outside, she saw what had happened: a 50-foot-tall oak tree had crashed through her daughter's bedroom, punching a huge gash in the roof.

Luckily, Chamberlain's daughter wasn't at home — she had left for college just the day before.

Both trunks of the oak tree came crashing down on Sunday, and the other trunk nailed a power line. Incidentally, the same tree used to have a third trunk, but it fell on Chamberlain's neighbor's house and cars more than a decade ago.

"That tree has had its impacts, so to speak," she said.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports:

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