Wind topples large post oak

Posted Wednesday, May. 29, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Larry Stegall had thought about taking down the large post oak in his front yard. On Tuesday night, the wind did it for him.

“We hadn’t planned on doing it today,” said Stegall, who bought the home on Chasemore Drive a month ago.

He didn’t realize that the tree had fallen until a reporter knocked on his door Wednesday morning. Stegall said he never heard anything.

“I think if it’s in the front yard, it doesn’t make a sound,” he said.

Gusts of wind of up to 51 mph were recorded in the Metroplex, said Jamie Gudmestad, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?