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05/14/08- Gregg and Titus Counties

Uprooted Trees Topple East Texas Homes

Homes were a casualty this morning after this mornings storms pounded parts of East Texas.

A huge tree toppled a home on North Jean Drive in Longview, off South High street.

The home's roof was smashed in. The tree damaged the brick home so badly that it knocked several bricks out of place. The owner said his wife was in the kitchen on the phone when the tree came down.

"My wife said she looked up and saw the tree and it looked like it was coming down straight on her. So, she took off running to the other end of the house. Thank goodness we got a long house," said Dickie Jester.

In Mt Pleasant a tree fell on a home on North Lide Avenue. Homeowners say it came down about 1:30 a.m. The  tree damaged one side of the home and trampled a trampoline. Fortunately no one was injured.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com 

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