Family survives tree crashing into home - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Family survives tree crashing into home

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson family is thankful to be alive after waking up Thursday morning to a tree inside their home.

The soggy ground and high winds caused a large tree to crash onto Willie Murriel's house on Briarfield Road in northeast Jackson.

Murriel says he was sound asleep when the tree fell into his master bedroom sometime before 5:00 a.m. He says he'd noticed the tree leaning a little, but didn't think too much of it. Murriel says this is the second tree to fall on his property in recent months. 

"One fell about three months ago, but it fell going down by the fence. This one it had a little tilt to it, but I said you know it'll be okay," says Murriel. 

Murriel and two others in the house escaped safely. 

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