Tree falls on Longview woman’s lap

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When the storms rolled through, Cindi Beck had no idea the destruction it would bring. 

“I knew it was going to rain. I didn’t know we were going to have what we had,” says Beck, a Longview resident for over 40 years. 

Beck says she was sitting in her recliner when suddenly, a tree fell through her roof. 

“I was sitting talking to my sister in law, in the recliner, when the ceiling fell on me,” explains Beck. The tree barely missed her head and landed in her lap. Realizing what happened, Beck crawled out of her chair, over broken glass, and rushed to call for help. 

“I was able to get from under the debris, and a couple of limbs, and a lot of insulation, and stuff like that, that falls when your ceiling falls,” says Beck. 

Trees, broken limbs, and power lines are all down throughout Longview. With the storm destruction, Beck says she is blessed to be alive. 

“I made it out okay, nobody’s hurt, so that’s what’s important. Got the pictures out of the way, so we’re not worried about losing anything at this point,” says Beck. 

Grabbing her dog and priceless pictures, Beck looked up at her home destroyed. 

“I didn’t really have any warning that it was going to do that. It all happened just in a matter of seconds,” Beck continues, “they had to cut the tree off away from the house, so they can cover it with the tarp we’ve got big holes in the roof.”

Beck is just one of many in Longview without power. She says she will be staying with her family until her roof is fixed. 

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