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Massive pine trees fall through Puckett man's home

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As the strong storms rolled through the state they also left a path of damage and destruction in Mendenhall where power was knocked out and trees were snapped and uprooted. Miles away in the Puckett community. One homeowner had big trees fall through his home while he was sleeping.

Imagine waking up with your roof caved in and tree limbs and debris everywhere.    Puckett Resident Carter Rogers said that is what happened to him and now he is left to pick up the pieces.

“It sounded like a big bomb and the trailer rocked,”  said Carter Rogers.

Rogers said he can still recall the horrifying moment when not one but two pine trees came crashing down in his home while he was asleep and his family was in the living room.

“There was water coming out of the ceiling and it was gushing,” said Rogers.

One the large tree limb even scratched Rogers in the face as he was trying to make sure his family was safe.

“My wife and 15-year-old daughter running around, really upset, and I was trying to calm them down and it just happened so fast,” said Rogers.

The storm victim had been in the house for only a year and had invested more than $17,000 in fixing it up. Now as he sifts through rained soaked memories inside, he can't help but to worry what's next because he didn't have insurance.

“We are going to rebuild and stay strong and try to get it together and keep faith,” said Rogers.

And despite the mess Mother Nature left behind, Rogers is still thankful that his family are alive, but he does need help throughout this cleanup process and hopes the community will step up to do just that.  If you would like to help the storm victim with cleanup, please call Carter Rogers at 601-906-1868.

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