Tree strikes home in Marshall County while family inside

Tree strikes Marshall County home with family inside

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Marshall County family is thankful to be alive after their home was damaged in a storm Thursday afternoon.

It was certainly a very scary situation for the family because they say they were inside when the tree came on top of their mobile home.

Dixie Lesley credits its quick action by her landlord in getting the tree off her home.

Lesley's home on HWY 75 just north of Albertville was struck around 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

She said her family had just moved into the home about two weeks ago.

Crews worked to remove the tree as the family waited in a nearby home.

Lesley called the experience scary as the whole family was inside at the time.

"I said the storm is here and about that time we heard the crash and it crashed right behind my son and daughter. Right where they were sitting but luckily they did not get hit.  I hollered come here they all came toward the bedroom," said Lesley.

The family says they'll probably be staying with relatives until they can move back into their home.

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