Local couple needs new roof after storm damages home

Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 2:01 PM CST
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It’s been one week since an EF2 tornado tore through Lauderdale County and one couple is still living in the aftermath of the storm.

Lauderdale County resident Perry McWilliams said he and his wife were sleeping when trees fell onto their home on Bunk Newell Rd.

“It scared me so bad I ran into the wall and likely knocked myself out trying to see can I find some kind of light,” said McWilliams.

Mcwilliams said he was shocked once he made it outside and saw what was going on.

“The tree…fell down right there in front of my face, it is leaking bad inside and damaged the roof to the top of the house,” said McWilliams.

The roof is now damaged in at least three different places and the couple has no insurance to pay for it.

McWilliams said the recent rain and severe weather threat is starting to worry him.

“I hope it doesn’t be bad again and have to go through this same tragedy you know,” said McWilliams. “We don’t’ have the finances to put the roof back on and we just need some help with it because it takes money to put a roof on.”

To help with funds for repairs, the couple set up an account with Citizens National Bank. Anyone who wants to help can stop by a local branch and mention the name “Patricia Williams.” The account number is 702 034 349.

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