Updated: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, 7:37 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 31 Jan 2013, 7:37 PM EST
ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) -- The winds overnight caused a tree to crack in half and land on top of the section of a house where a couple was sleeping.
The snapped tree dropped a wake up call on an Ansonia couple.
"I literally woke up to the loudest noise I've ever heard and just my roof falling on top of me onto my head and chest," said Michael Thomas.
"And all of a sudden I remember Mike just putting his hand on me and asking me if I was okay and I realized that all of the sheetrock and everything was essentially laying on top of us and we kind of got out of the room as quickly as we could," said Celia Fortinsky.
Insulation, Sheetrock, and a fan dangled from thin wires above where their bed sat.
"I don't know what I'm going to do for now, I've taken all the steps that I think I should take and right now it's just waiting," said Thomas.
Their yard is unrecognizable and it's difficult to even walk around. They'll have to start cleaning this up feeling fortunate their injuries weren't more serious.
"We both went to the emergency room and they said we were fine so I just feel extremely lucky because our ceiling collapsed on us while we were sleeping and we're fine. I'm just so thankful," said Fortinsky.
Now their summer spot on their lawn looks more like a lumber yard.
"Well the trellis was up over here and in the spring time there's flowers and stuff but that's not gonna happen this year," said Thomas.
"That's my favorite part of the house," said Fortinsky.
They talked about getting a new roof yesterday, they just didn't think the weather would force them to do it.
"I guess we'll get a new roof," said Fortinsky laughing.