INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The recent rain has caused a lot of damage throughout the area and it continues to wreak havoc on a family in Independence. A huge tree crashed into a home on Thursday, slicing into a little girl's bedroom wall.
In the early morning the tree slammed into the house off Claremont and 24th St. The weight of it sliced into a room where three little girls slept. The homeowner, who did not want to go on camera, said he's lucky his daughters are alive.
Mack Sampson, a neighbor who lives across the street, wasn't surprised the tree gave out.
"I came out and saw the fire trucks and I said, 'oh no, not again,'" he said.
With the recent rain, the soil is full of water which often causes trees to uproot. This one fell around six in the morning. Sampson hopes to provide some relief to the family through his church.
"Maybe help him remove he tree. We can't fix his house, but maybe provide some meals, something like that," said Sampson.
The house is in bad condition. A chunk of the roof caved, the branches and leaves created a maze in the front yard, and the house is considered unlivable. The family are currently staying with relatives down the street.