Heavy rain and strong winds knocked out power for some, but a worse fate awaited Essie Mae Herron.
“It was just like a big storm," Herron said. "Boom like that. I jumped up and ran.”
Herron ran outside of the Whitehaven home she has rented for four years and saw half of a huge tree on her house.
Two of her cars were also smashed.
Herron said the storm came around noon. Herron was in the back part of the house. The tree hit the side and front.
“I thank the Lord it fell in that direction.”
Herron can't go back in the house now.
She will stay with her niece for the night, and after that she is not sure where she will go.
She hopes her landlord gets the tree removed quickly and makes repairs.
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