Oklahoma City tenant still waiting months for repair after tree falls on home

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A resident at a town home on N.W. 50th says it has been five months since a large tree fell on top of her place.

Stephanie Vangordon says the building’s owner has not done anything about it.

"I'm not angry. I'm just really disappointed to the response to this whole situation," Stephanie said.

Stephanie’s sister Shanon lives just a few doors down. She says the tree is also causing damage to her place.

"It's actually kind of pushing the building because I'm starting to get cracks clear down on my end unit," Shannon said.

The fallen tree has left a gaping hole in the wall and large cracks are splitting the side of the building.

"There's cats and raccoons running all over and up and in there," Shannon said.

The sisters are concerned for their safety.

"I'm 67-years-old and I don't have any desire to go to the hospital with any broken things, but I'm afraid if the tree falls I won't be going to the hospital at all," Stephanie said.

They are not only worried for their safety, but their neighbors too.

"If that tree rolls to the left he's going out," Stephanie said.

"I'm more concerned because my bedroom is right there,” Neighbor Brian Rupe said.

They just want something to be done before it is too late.

"We don't want any lawsuits or hoopla, but five months is too long. That's too long for him and for me and her and everybody else to wait for the fix. Because the longer you wait the uglier it gets," Stephanie said.

A man named Cory Mitchell, who says he is not the owner but a third party to the property, told NewsChannel 4 the insurance

company has been notified and they are working on getting the tree removed.

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