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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Tree falls on Las Vegas woman's apartment

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 01:54:24-04

Thursday's storm blew through the valley and left downed power lines and trees in its wake. One tree was blown onto an apartment building near Charleston and Decatur boulevards. 

"I've never in my life seen a tree ripped up from the concrete," said Jaleesa Hoye, who was inside her mom's apartment when a tree crashed down on it. "It's crazy."

Jaleesa Hoye heard a loud bang Thursday afternoon, but did not realize it was the tree until she saw it.

"I was like, 'that's unsafe, we need to get out the house,'" Hoye said. 

Her mom stayed somewhere else last night, but she said the apartment complex did not offer to give her a break on rent, to put her in another unit for the night, or to put her in a hotel. She also said they told her it would be fixed in two hours but was not. 

"I want her to move," said Hoye. "I just feel like if it were their home or their families they would be quick to try to resolve the situation."

Their unit was not the only one affected. A branch smashed through their neighbors' ceiling, right over the chair where one of them usually sits.

13 Action News went to the leasing office at Alpine Village, but they told us they would not answer our questions.  

After we went out there, a tree trimming company came by Friday after to take care of the fallen tree.