Tree crashes through Overland Park home, leaves family with big mess

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Overland Park residents spent Thursday morning cleaning up the tree branches that fell during Wednesday night’s storm.

Lisa Canfield lives off College and 69-Highway, and says part of a tree was coming through her son's closet.  Outside, a massive tree fell on their roof, which opened holes, and with all the rain that fell, caused a lot of water damage inside.

“It didn't come all the way through where we had branches in the house,” Canfield said. “It broke through the ceiling and we have insulation up there, we've got water coming in.”

Her neighbors also had lots of tree damage and plan to spend time Thursday cleaning it up, but the challenge is getting it all cleaned up before the next batch of storms blow through.

“The tree people can't get on the roof and get the crane out here with the lightning so until the tree is off the roof we can't tarp it,” Canfield said. “So we're just looking at more rain and more water until we can get some work done. The National Weather Service says straight line winds that blew through last night caused this damage.”