An 87-year-old woman was home when a tree fell on her house. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

87-year-old trapped at home after tree hits house

Julia May Preston was home with her son when a massive tree fell on her house, trapping her on her property indefinitely, she says.

Preston, 87, lives in northwest Atlanta, where several days of wet weather has softened ground and contributed to trees uprooting, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Her son, Thomas Turner, described the sounds as the tree crashed into the Arcadia Circle home about 9 p.m. Friday.

“You hear ‘vroom,’” Turner said. “The house shakes.”

Julia May Preston (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

“It was awful,” Preston said, describing the way her Venetian blinds shook as the tree damaged the walls.

Her father built the house in the 1940s and Preston told Channel 2 she doesn’t have insurance. 

While no one was injured and the power is still on, Preston told Channel 2 on Sunday that she can’t leave because the branches are blocking the driveway.

Preston said she thought the fire department would send a crew to clean up the mess and continues to pray someone will help.

The woman and her son were both inside when the tree came crashing down.

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