The tree service men showed up about midday yesterday and cut away the branches and limbs on top of the neighbor's house, chipping the wood into mulch and revealing the damage done. When they finally cut through the trunk, letting it finally complete its fall to the ground, the thud of its impact could be felt throughout my home.
The house is totaled. Inside, roof beams have crashed all the way down to the floor, destroying furniture and anything else beneath. Had someone been in the impact zone at the time, they surely would have been killed.
As the rain began again in the late afternoon, roofers arrived and manged to get blue tarp over the house with remnants of the tree still protruding.