A Central Florida woman who changed bedrooms because she feared being crushed by a large tree in her sleep escaped possible injury when the tree crashed down on the home early Friday.
The massive tree, in her next-door neighbor's yard, fell on to her house at about 5 a.m., damaging the roof over her old bedroom.
Barbara Evans said she has been living in the Apopka home for almost three decades and had watched the large tree decay over the years. About eight or nine months ago, she started to suspect the tree might topple.
But, "I just thought maybe I'd be one of the lucky ones and all the branches would just fall off, and it won't hit the house," Evans said.
She asked the homeowner to remove the tree, but the neighbor's home is going into foreclosure, so the homeowner wanted to wait, Evans said. She said she also asked the city to remove the tree.
Meanwhile, several months ago, she moved out of the bedroom she thought might be hit if the tree fell and started sleeping in another bedroom.
Early Friday morning, the massive tree crashed onto Evans' home. A tree limb went into her old bedroom.
"People have been coming over and cleaning up the limbs. ... I'm very upset right now. It's going to cost some money to fix, but not as bad as it could have been," Evans said.
Insurance will cover some of the repair costs, she said.