Trampoline stuck in tree, house destroyed after storm

Trampoline stuck in tree, house destroyed after storm
A Decatur county woman and her two sons lost everything after a tree fell on their mobile home.
A Decatur county woman and her two sons lost everything after a tree fell on their mobile home.
LaVonda Bolden
LaVonda Bolden
Jean Thompson
Jean Thompson

DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) - Folks in Bainbridge are recovering, after intense storms swept through the area Thursday night.

One family lost their home, while another right down the street is dealing with some unusual storm damage.

Homeowners on Butler Ferry Road area of Decatur county said they're grateful to have survived the night's weather event.

"It's the absolute worst it's ever been," said homeowner LaVonda Bolden. "We just heard rain, hard wind, and then, what we thought was hail."

But in reality, Bolden and her family were hearing debris flying around her home.

"I kind of freaked out. I was like, 'Oh God, it's a tornado,'" said Bolden.

Luckily, Bolden said no one was hurt.

And the only real damage she had was her neighbors' trampoline stuck up in her tree.

"I don't know how we're going to get that down," she said.

But Bolden's neighbors right down the street were not so lucky.

"It's terrible. It's terrible," said Jean Thompson, a relative of Melanie Roman whose home was destroyed by the storm.

"You didn't know there was a house here with the trees on top. You wouldn't even know," she said.

Melanie Roman and her two sons were inside the mobile home when an enormous tree crashed down on it.

"They were stuck in the house" said Thompson.

"It came falling down," said Roman's son Caden. "I was about to go to sleep."

Thankfully, officers arrived shortly after to get them out.

"She lost everything and she does not have insurance on her house," said Thompson. "I'm just grateful her and her family is okay."

The Red cross is now assisting Roman and her family.

If you'd like to help the Roman family, you can donate by clicking here.

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