Finley Family Cleans Up after Storm
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Last night seven trees fell right next to the Henjum family home in Finley. Home owner Bibi Henjum said, "Luckily, no one was injuried and the house was not damaged."
They live on two acres of land off Route 397. The trees were knocked down and ripped out by the root. Half of their pump house was destroyed. They called their insurance company yesterday.
Henjum said, "The insurance company will not get there untill Monday. So i said what are we suppose to do?"
They cleaned up all day, but want a insurance representative to look at the damage before they clean up everything.
Gilbert Henjum said, "We're just trying to clean up what's out in the road. The big tree that fell in the front yard. The rest of it, we're just trying to leave until the insurance adjuster comes and takes a look."
The family was so terrified that they hid in the bathroom for a half an hour. They said hail hit the house so hard they thought it would break the windows.
Their daughter Karla Harry had just dropped her sons off at their grandparents house. She couldn't see anything because of the rain and decided to pull over on the side of the road.
Harry said, "A really huge gust came in and shattered by driver side window and instantly soaked me. I couldn't see nothin. I couldn't open my door so i crawled into the back sit and just hung on."
Around two hundred storm related calls were made to local police. Wind gusts were reported in the area between between 60 and 80 miles an hour. There's no rain or thurderstorms in the forecast for tonight.