Tree falls on house in the Heights during strong storms

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Strong storms overnight caused a tree to fall on a couple's home in the Heights.

The couple was inside of their home in the 600 block of west 21st Street when the tree came toppling down on their home around 2:30 a.m.

Officials say the couple and their dog was able to escape the incident, but their home is left with a lot of damage.

Experts say there are signs that you can look for that indicates a tree might be hazardous.

1. Inflexible and easy to break

2. Vertical cracks and seams

3. Lopsidedness

4. Advanced crown decline

5. Stunted growth

6. Off-color leaves

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