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Saturated grounds topple several trees

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man pulled his wife to safety Thursday night as a tree fell on their home.

Saturated ground caused several trees to topple in Albany.

It was a nightmare come true for Michele Redmond. After lying down after a long week never in her wildest dreams could she have come up with what happened next.

"Before I knew it my husband, literally just grabbed me out of bed and pulled me down the hallway, the next thing we knew there's part of our house gone," said Michele Redmond.

The master bedroom, bathroom, and carport to be exact. Recently renovated, the home was set to go on the market, not now. They blame standing water in the yard.

"The ground is just really saturated, this areas never flooded," said Redmond.

It was the same across town on Rawson Circle, the Strickland's tree also toppled, narrowly missing a friend's car.

"We heard what sounding like a transformer exploding, opened the door and the tree was down on the neighbors garage," said Rita Strickland.

Both families are taking the damage in stride.

"Being the director of the March of Dimes I have a lot on my mind right now and like we said earlier our things can be replaced," said Redmond.

Happy no one was injured, and that the Redmond's children were out of town and not upstairs. Power was knocked out in the Rawson Circle area.

W-G-&-L crews hoped to have restored the power by midnight.


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