Tree falls on Phoenix home during monsoon storm

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It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland
It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland
It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland
It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland
It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, leaving behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- It looks like the monsoon has arrived in the Valley of the Sun, and it left behind a good deal of damage for at least one Phoenix resident.

James Riggs, who lives in the area of 26th and Missouri avenues, said he first heard the storm at about 1 a.m. As he was drifting off to sleep about 30 minutes later, he heard something much louder -- his neighbor's tree crashing through his roof.

Riggs was hit by insulation from the attic and some ceiling material as the tree came down.

"It was like somebody hit me in the head real hard," Riggs said. "It stunned me. I felt wetness. I got up and I was trying to find the light switch. When I got it on, I saw what was happening, that a tree had come through the roof."

In addition, branches from the uprooted tree broke through the side of the wall in Riggs' roommate's room and the bathroom.

The large tree, which was located at the side of the house in the neighbor's yard, was old and had been dead for a couple of years. The homeowners had been trying to figure out how to remove it for quite some time.

According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts in the area were up to about 25 mph at the peak of the storm.

The Phoenix Fire Department came out and checked the integrity of the structure. They say the home is habitable although they did advise Riggs, who has rented the home for about three years, to move is belongings to the other side of the house.

Riggs said he and the homeowner will decide what to do next once the insurance company has had the chance to take a look and assess the situation.

While the damage to the home is extensive, the good news is that nobody was hurt.