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Woman trying to get fallen tree cleaned up

Posted at 6:18 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-16 21:18:34-04

High winds Friday brought down trees around the valley, including at one home in Sun City Anthem.

It's the biggest tree in Gail Perry's yard. When it fell, it also crossed into her neighbor's property.

The issue now is clean up and Perry said she is already facing obstacles she didn't expect.

"I just hoped, you know, that as a resident here and disabled, I'm in a wheelchair," she said. "I just hoped that maybe I could have the community here rally around me and help me out."

Perry first called her homeowners association but the mainline was unattended for the weekend. For emergencies, an automated voice tells people to call First Service Residential for help but the First Service says they no longer serve Sun City Anthem.

Perry is worried that when she calls the HOA on Monday, they'll say the tree is not their problem.

"Next thing, you know, I'll be getting fines from them, you know?" she said. "Telling me I'm doing something illegal."

Perry said she's grateful her neighbor is being patient while waiting for the tree to be removed. Perry hopes that Monday she'll find out just how responsible the HOA is for cleaning up the mess.