Mugo Odigwe reporting


WOODLAND (CBS13) — The rain’s impact is being felt throughout the Sacramento area. One homeowner in Woodland had damage to his house after a large Oak tree fell on his driveway leaving a huge mess behind.

“I thought a plane might have crashed into the house so I wasn’t really sure,” said Robert Wright, who dove under his kitchen table when he first heard the noise.

He said when he finally made it outside, it all made sense.

“We’ve always wondered how these trees would hold up and now we’ve found out,” he said.

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Robert has lived in this home for 20 years now. The tree, he says, has been standing for more than 60. He never expected Tuesday morning’s rain would force it down.

“We’re remodeling the whole place, so I guess so this gives us a little push to get it done sooner than later,” he said.

The tree scraped his roof, crushed one of his trucks and damaged the windshield of another.

“They are definitely totaled,” he said.

Contractors with the City of Woodland spent most of the day working to clean up the mess.

“I did not anticipate it being smashed on top of the guy’s truck. So it was quite a surprise when we got here,” said Rodney Morgan of West Coast Arborist.

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The ongoing rainy weather means crews have to be ready for anything.

“We try to prepare ourselves as best as possible. The company is on standby and everybody keeps their phones handy and ready to respond at any given notice,” Morgan said.

For those out on the roadways, it means taking things slow. A semi crashed on its side on the transition ramp from eastbound 80 to northbound 80 on Interstate 5, Tuesday afternoon.

As for Robert, he’s focused on moving forward. “I’m just grateful nobody got hurt we have insurance for everything,” he said.

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