Would you want to stay in this home?

CAMDEN, Ohio (WDTN) — As a gardener Annese Chrisman knows all about the importance of pruning, but this is one project she needs some help with.

“I’m totally scared to death,” Chrisman says. “I’m scared for my home.”

Chrisman says earlier this week storms knocked loose a tree hanging over her home. All that’s keeping it from falling is a power line.

“If the power line snaps these trailers all three of them could go,” Chrisman says.

The tree is on top of Chrisman’s bedroom. She’s worried that another strong storm could lead to even more damage.

“I took my pets out of the house because I was afraid something would happen to them,” Chrisman says.

We called DP&L to ask about when the tree might be removed from the power line.

A spokesperson says they’ve been working on it since Wednesday, taking special care to make sure it’s done safely.

They say crews will have to climb the tree to cut it and they’ll have to temporarily take down service for some customers. The work is set for Monday, weather dependent.

“That’s all I want done is the limb to be removed so I can be out of harm’s way,” Chrisman says.

If you end up with downed wires or trees leaning on wires as in this case, you’re asked to call your power company so they can take care of it.

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