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Woman dies after tree falls on home in Tomball, Natasha Barrett reports. (KTRK)

Falling trees turned deadly and destructive in the Willow Oaks subdivision in Tomball.

Resident Meggan Wolanin was asleep when the powerful storms forced dozens of trees down Wednesday morning.

A large tree sliced through Wolanin's home, jolting her out of bed. The tree missed her by just inches.

"Somebody's looking out for you today. Maybe," she said.

Meggan's dad was closer to the falling tree. He looked out the screen door, when the tree came down.

"The tree just went," Eric Wolanin said.

"Right in front of you?" abc13's Natasha Barrett asked.

"Yeah," he replied.

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After they got out, Meggan saw her neighbor's home across the street with another tree on-top of it. a

This time, the 62-year-old woman was crushed inside.

The woman's neighbor Gilbert Hill described what he heard from inside his house.

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"It sounded like big bomb went off, you just heard like a boom and all of a sudden all the lights went out and that was it, came out and trees were down all over the neighborhood," he said.

The American Red Cross is in the neighborhood helping people get a place to stay for the night and providing food.

Clean up begins after storm tears through Willis

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Strong storms cause damage in Willis.

Dozens of homes in the Texas National Gulf Course neighborhood in Willis had damage due to massive trees that had fallen on their homes.

David D'Amico is a contractor by trade. He spent his Tuesday in the neighborhood, directing crews as they sawed trees and removed the large lumber from rooftops.

However, on Tuesday he was not in the neighborhood on business, he was there to help out.

"They've got holes in their house and we're just trying to get them back in shape, where they're livable and we don't have to worry about the inclement weather that's on the way," said David D'Amico.

Just last week he was helping with another disaster in Greenspoint. His son's place flooded.

"The main thing for me was making sure my child was safe. We have an 18-month-old kid," said, David's son, Alex D'Amico.

Alex, his son, is safe. In fact, Alex made the drive from Greenspoint to Willis to help out, like father, like son.

All the while David still hasn't addressed the oak tree that has fallen in his yard. He says that can wait.

"It's our neighbors and this is our neighborhood, and when things happen out here, we band together as a community and we help our neighbors out," said D'Amico.

According the Willis Police Department, at least 60 structures were damaged in the storm.
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