Tallahassee Residents Clean Up

John Curls was shaken out of his seat Thursday as a huge tree slammed into the back of his home.

John Curls, a Tallahassee resident, said, “We were sitting in the living room and it just crashed through the house."

Now, John will have to spend the next few days cleaning up and digging out those insurance papers, a headache shared by several Leon County residents, some dealing with downed power lines in yards and others with downed trees limbs and power outages.

The home of Jim and Cindy Hengstebeck was spared by a fallen tree from their yard.

Cindy Hengstebeck, a Tallahassee resident, said, "The tree was one of my favorite things about the house. It was right in front of the porch chair. It shaded the house and everything and I'm real sad to see it go."

The couple said they were really sad to see it land on their next door neighbor's home.

Jim Hengstebeck said, “Both of us are pretty good neighbors. He's calling his insurance; we're going to split the coast of the tree being that I don't have any damage to the house."

Aside from the damage, Jim said he's thankful no one was injured. About 500 Tallahassee utility customers were without power as of 8 p.m. Thursday. It should be back on by Friday evening.