I follow her husband's comic, and by the look of the pictures, their house is ok. But seriously, a tree falling over like that is scary.
A big oak tree fell on the street once just down the street for me, and as I recall, the sound was like a passing truck with a snap. Luckily, the power didn't go out but watching the firemen trying to clean it up was frightening.
Scary stuff. I love trees but man, in those circumstances I really do worry about them. My brother's house had 3 trees fall on it in the same night due to a freak storm, one smashing the car in the process. Makes living in the woods a bit scary for me when we have big storms, regardless of the season. D: