The manager of an apartment building that was hit with a heavy tree, forcing the evacuation of 17 residents, says the tree will be removed Monday.
This will allow the eleven adults and six children who were displaced to return home, according to the building manager.
A 45-foot Eucalyptus tree started heavily leaning on an apartment building in National City on Sunday amid a heavy storm, officials said.
The incident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the National City Parks Apartments on the 300 block of E 24th Street, police and fire officials said.
Sarai Arteaga, who lives in one of the units, said she heard a loud thud when the tree toppled onto the building.
When authorities got to the scene, they found the 45-foot tree leaning on the four unit property. The tree is partially uprooted and is supporting itself on the roof of the complex.
The San Diego Red Cross is assisting the families while they are waiting to move back into their apartments.
Public works and City officials have given approval to help remove the branches, but they need a crane to take down the actual tree trunk itself. The property manager will contact a tree removal service to assist with that.
No other information was immediately available.