Near miss for family when storm fells huge tree in Sydney, Australia

A family had a lucky escape on Saturday when a storm blew down a huge tree right next to their home in a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

The filmer was recording lashing winds, rain and hail outside their home on Oxford Avenue in Castle Hill, when the tree suddenly came crashing down in the garden, just a few feet away from their front entrance.

"My family, including two kids, were in the living room as the tree fell. Lucky the tree did not fall on the house," the filmer said.

"The tree is still there in the backyard and it’s massive. Neighbours came by to see if everyone was okay," she added.

"We had never experienced a storm like this one in Sydney in summer. More than happy no-one got hurt," the filmer said.