POSTED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 9:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:08pm
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Faye Smart Dickerson has lived in her home on Kentucky Street all of her life, but this afternoon she experienced something she's never experienced before. "I felt that boom," said Dickerson. "I started screaming, asking my husband Arthur, you alright?"
Arthur and Faye were fine after climbing through the roof to safety, but their home wasn't quite as lucky. A tree completely crushed it. Faye's neighbor Lucy Riley saw it all happen; she said, "We rushed out and the tree started falling and it kind of scared us."
It might have been scary, but it definitely wasn't unusual. She's had trees hit her home also, stating, "Another branch that fell on this house, literally went through the roof and then one that came and literally kicked in the back door."
While both Faye and Lucy's homes have suffered physical damage, Faye knows it could have been so much worse. She stated, "We can always get some kind of shack, but I thank the Lord for sparing our lives."