Winds Topple 100-ft Tree

By R. Stickney
|  Monday, Jan 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:03 AM PDT
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A wind storm ripped through one San Diego neighborhood over the weekend causing a 100-foot eucalyptus tree to fall on top of a home.

The homeowner and her 16-year old daughter were inside the home on Canyon Lake Drive in Scripps Ranch Sunday when winds knocked the tree onto the roof, damaging the kitchen and an upstairs bedroom as well.

The two described the sound of the tree to a local television station, saying it sounded like an earthquake.

"I heard a crack and then I heard... glass breaking. I was in bed and it just came right through my bedroom," homeowner Terri Moreau said according to KGTV.

The residents were not hurt.

Strong winds kicked up across the county throughout the day Sunday. Santa Ana winds tore through canyons, foothills and mountains with up to 50-mile an hour gusts.

The winds gradually decreased overnight.

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