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Deputy spots tree falling on woman's home

(Source: Deputy Warren Blanton) (Source: Deputy Warren Blanton)
(Source: Deputy Warren Blanton) (Source: Deputy Warren Blanton)

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - A woman is uninjured after a tree falls on her home Monday.

Chatham County sheriff's deputy Warren Blanton was headed southbound at 11:08 a.m. Monday on Waters Avenue when he saw a utility pole rocking and that giant oak tree had fallen on at a home at 6007 Waters Ave., according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

The woman said she was in the front bedroom of her home when she heard a snap.

She came outside and was on her front porch when Blanton yelled for her to get back into the home and exit through the back door. Shortly after, the tree crashed through the front of the woman's home and onto front lawn, according to the sheriff's office. 

Blanton waited with the woman until her family and Savannah's Park and Tree department arrived.

"[I was at ] the right place at the right time. Luckily, traffic wasn't as bad it normally is on waters. So was able to back my car up in time to catch her as she was coming onto the porch," he told WTOC.

The woman and her two dogs got out of the home unharmed.

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