Storms, high winds cause downed trees in Weston

The downed trees caused damage along the 1600 block of South Post Road at the Weston Place Apartment Complex.

Two massive trees ripped from its roots in Weston after high winds starting flowing through the area around 3 p.m. Saturday.

The downed trees caused damage along the 1600 block of South Post Road at the Weston Place Apartment Complex.

“Shock because these are some pretty massive old trees,” said Tiffanie Smith, a resident of Weston. “Even though the root system is pretty light, we didn’t think that kind of wind was coming through today.”

Smith was in her bedroom, right in front of where the trees came down.

“We heard it sounded like something touched the window and then we heard a large crash,” Smith said. “We didn’t know what happened. My daughter had left to go to the mailbox and when she came back, she was all freaked out and asked me if I had seen what happened outside.”

The highest recorded wind gusts in Weston were up to 35 miles per hour. In other parts of South Florida, winds were at 50 miles per hour.

Thankfully, nobody was injured as a result of the downed trees in Weston.

Smith is counting her lucky stars because her daughter was walking to the mailbox in the same path where the trees fell.

“So thankful,” Smith said. “It could’ve been so worse. My biggest thing was my daughter coming back from the mailbox.”


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