Storm Causes Lauderdale County Damage

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

Across our viewing area, trees were down, power lines were down, and streets blocked.

And there were reports of some structure damage to houses, but no immediate reports of injuries.

Lynette Sorrell's home was damaged when a neighbor's tree collapsed on top of her home. Sorrell lives on East Crescent Lake Drive.

"As soon as I sat down in the chair, there was this horrible, horrible loud noise like a bomb went off," said Sorrell. "And it just scared me to death and I just got up and ran in the bedroom. I didn't even look back. But after I got a nerve and got all my pets back there, I opened the door and came out and looked. And at first I thought it was just this area here."

Sorrell referred to her daughter's bedroom which received the most damage. The bedroom literally caved in. In addition, the ceiling is collapsing in the living room area. Water was leaking everywhere.

"I honestly had no idea what to do. No idea what to do," said Sorrell. "Other than to grab buckets and now I see the big mess."

Sorrell was alone at the time, but she said she was not hurt. Neighbors and friends are helping her. Right after the storm, some men were pulling limbs out of the house.

The left side of the house was not damaged. Sorrell said she plans to contact her insurance company and begin repairs soon.

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