Storm Causes Trees to Fall on Madison County Homes

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

Two different homes in Madison County are hit hard by trees during this morning's severe weather.

"I think it might've been a tornado. It sounded like it."

Laurie Finley may not know exactly what swept through her yard but the Pinetta resident knows what she heard.

Finley says she and her husband were up watching the news right before 5 Tuesday morning when the power went out and the rain, hail and strong winds attacked.

"We started hearing the wind blow a lot and the trailer shook and it wasn't until 15 to 20 minutes later I came out and this old oak tree about 36 inches in diameter fell over on our trailer, just narrowly missing our truck that was right here," said Finley.

Madison County's Emergency Operations Center says Finley and another home were both struck by trees.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

Residents say they aren't sure what came through here early Tuesday morning but they say it sounded like a freight train and if you take a look behind me this entire road is blocked off with down power lines and down trees.

"This scares the hell out of me," said a Madison County resident Warren Wyrostek.

People like Wyrostek couldn't believe the damage.

He's lived in Madison County for 23 years and was startled by what happened.

"This scares me," said Wyrostek.
"Why does it scare you?," said Carter.
"I got a lot of trees in my backyard right next to my house and if one of them comes down, I'm gone," said Wyrostek.

The National Weather Service says there is no indication that a tornado traveled through our area. They say all evidence points to damaging winds and thunderstorms.

Crews worked throughout the day to clear off roadways and yards.

People say they are really grateful no one was injured and the damage wasn't worse.

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