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One dead, another seriously injured after tree crashes into home in Annapolis

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 17:49:35-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A man died after a tree fell on a home Monday evening in Annapolis.

A young child was rescued and is in good condition, and the child's mother was seriously injured.

Heavy rain and winds caused damage Monday night.

In the Amberley Community, off of St. Margarets Road, trees were toppled, including a large one that landed on a house.

The clean-up of this tragedy will end soon but the memory of this disaster will last for a while. “I couldn't even sleep,” the girl said. “It took me like an hour an hour for me to go to sleep.”

A man was visiting his parents, with his wife and their 4-year-old child for Easter.

They were all sleeping in the same bed when the tree crashed through the roof.

Firefighters were able to rescue the mother and child but were not able to save the father.

The child was uninjured, the mother was taken to shock trauma in critical condition. “They continue to grow and they continue to fall,” said Tom Hervert, who lives nearby.

Hervert has large, mature trees in his yard as well.

Hervert and his 8-year-old granddaughter were home when the tree crashed into their neighbor's house.

They heard people outside crying for help.

The Amberly Community is an established community with tall older trees that come down when the ground is saturated. “It's a constant problem in the neighborhood,” Hervert said.

The little girl recalls the conversation she had with her grandmother.

"Nona, Nona I see red and blue lights. We have to go up there,” she said.

As they were out their feeling helpless, they saw three trees had fallen – one against the house and one into another tree, knocking that one down as well.

“We tried to see if we could help but there was nothing we could do,” the girl said.

Hervert and his wife have lived at their home for more than 30 years, and when his granddaughter is here and the rain and wind pick up, so does their concern.

“Yes, her bedroom is right on this corner here which is, I believe, that's where these people were,” Hervert said.

No firefighters were injured.