08/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Yonkers Hail Storm Ravages Homes: Boy Survives Because Mom Let Him Sleep In Basement

A mom's decision to let her 7-year-old son sleep saved his life. Hours after Jennifer Crespo decided to leave her son Trent in the basement - rather than carry him to his room - a violent storm with golf ball-sized hail and 80 mph wind gusts ripped through their Yonkers neighborhood. An oak tree fell on their home and crashed into the boy's upstairs bedroom.

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