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Tree falls on Smithville home

Monica Young, Daughter-in-law Monica Young, Daughter-in-law

Relatives of a Smithville woman say she needs a new place to live after a tree fell on her home this afternoon.  

60-year-old Alma Young is on dialysis and suffered a seizure in her home the other night. While she was at a doctor's visit this afternoon, a large tree fell on her home on Church Street. It knocked out power and damaged one side of the home. Young's daughter was the only one inside at the time but wasn't hurt.  Young's son-in-law removed the tree this evening, but family members say the tree only adds to the growing problems Young has at her home.  

"She's living in a condemned house. It's not decent for her to even be in it. She got bats living in the roof and a bird just flew in and out of the house while we are standing here. She needs to be out of this house it's too much going on," said Alma Young's Daughter-in-law Monica Young.  

The back door of the home is boarded up to keep rain from getting in. Young says they tried applying for a grant from the city to help renovate the home but were told they didn't qualify.   The family is hoping to get help fixing up the home.  If you'd like to help the Young family contact Monica Young at 229-591-8703.

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