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Family recovering after tree falls on home during tornado

The family says they're glad their grandchildren weren't there when the tree fell. (Photo source: WLOX) The family says they're glad their grandchildren weren't there when the tree fell. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Many parts of Pascagoula are putting their lives, homes, and businesses back together after an EF-1 tornado passed through the city Friday night

Even though it's been nearly two days since the tornado touched down, the Proper family is still recovering after a large tree fell on their home of two decades. 

"The whole house just shook. It went boom," said Art Proper.

That "boom" was the sound of a 60-foot oak tree falling on his home. 

"I was laying in bed and I don't know if it was rain or hail beating on the side of the house," said Proper.

Proper and his wife thought the unruly weather was nothing serious; just another round of thunderstorms. 

"We just looked at the radar and we can see the storm coming and you know how these storms pop up any time of year. I didn't think it was gonna be a tornado coming through," Proper recalled.

Thankfully Proper and his wife were on the other side of where the falling tree made an impact. The couple is thankful that their two, small grandchildren weren't there when the tree crashed. 

"The grand kids they come every day and sometimes they spend the night. They might spend a couple of nights in a row while the daughter and son in law are out of town. I'm just thankful they weren't here," said Proper. 

"It couldn't have fell in a better spot than where it fell. It could've hit them, it could've hit the shed," said Proper's daughter, Angela Harris. 

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