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Hurricane Michael sends tree through local teen's bedroom

Posted at 4:51 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:54:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee family is thankful no one was hurt after a 70-foot tree crashed into their home. 

Waking up in a hotel room the morning after a Hurricane isn't ideal, but the Glen family is still thankful. 

"To wake up and see that an 11-year-old lost her life made both me and my husband cry because it could've been worse. It could've been worse," said Tiffany Glenn. 

Hurricane Michael tore through Leon County with wind speeds strong enough to uproot trees. 

"Tallahassee's beautiful with all of the trees and canopy everywhere, but the ground is soft and next thing you know," said Tiffany. 

A 70 foot tall tree in the backyard came crashing into their 15-year-old son's room while he was in the bed. 

"My husband and I were sitting on the couch and watching them sway and move. Band saying if that one falls, we're guesstimating which direction its gonna go," said Tiffany. "We were trying to be precautionary in leaving the kids in their bedrooms to be safe." 

Their 15-year-old son Stevie Glenn escaped with nothing more than a sore ankle, but he's shaken up. 

"I keep thinking about it and it makes me feel upset," said Stevie. 

Despite the hole in his ceiling and his room that's currently unlivable, Stevie and his family are thankful that he's still alive. 

The Glenn family says the cost to remove the tree alone is estimated to be $7,000 and that doesn't include fixing the roof.