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After Severe Thunderstorm, Germantown Home Nearly Split in Half by Fallen Tree

A severe thunderstorm that hit Germantown, Tennessee, on July 2, 2023, left a trail of destruction in its wake. One of the most dramatic incidents occurred when a large tree fell and nearly split a home in half.


According to Fox 13 Memphis, the tree fell during the height of the storm, causing extensive damage to the home. Andrea Malkin, the homeowner, described the scene as looking like a “war zone.”

The tree had fallen directly on top of the home, causing the roof to cave in and the walls to buckle. Fortunately, Malkin was not inside the house at the time of the incident. Still, an older woman was inside her home during Sunday’s severe thunderstorm, and a tree fell, causing extensive damage. The woman could get out of the house safely, as the fallen tree did not affect her bedroom.

Neighbors quickly responded to the incident, helping to clear debris and ensure the area was safe. The Germantown Fire Department also responded to the scene, assessing the damage and assisting the homeowner.

The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of severe weather, particularly during the summer months when thunderstorms are more common. Homeowners are encouraged to prepare for severe weather, including trimming trees and securing loose objects that could become projectiles in high winds.

Despite the damage caused by the fallen tree, Malkin remains optimistic about the future. She plans to rebuild her home and is grateful for the support of her neighbors and the Germantown Fire Department.

The incident also highlights the importance of community and coming together in times of crisis. While the storm caused damage and destruction, it also brought people together and highlighted the resilience of the Germantown community.

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