Strong winds bring tree limb down on house
Strong winds have done more than litter area lawns with leaves this week.
They seem to be responsible for leaving the Albert Lea home Robin Weber shares with her husband, Dave, temporarily uninhabitable.
Weber said the couple were woken up abruptly at 4:07 a.m. Tuesday when a large branch from one of their trees broke off and punctured through the roof of the house in multiple locations.
The second-story ceiling crashed to the floor and through the dining room ceiling, according to Weber. It shook the home so violently that plumbing pipes shifted enough that water service to the house had to be shut off, she said.
As a result of the structural damage to the home, at 1613 Lakewood Ave., the Webers will stay at a hotel for the time being. Weber estimated it may take a few weeks to fix the damages.