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A West Jackson resident pleads for help tonight after a super-sized tree crashes through her home.


A West Jackson resident is pleading for help after a super-sized tree crashed through her home.  So far, she has not had much luck.

“I am just out here trying to do right and live right with my kids and family and this is a setback,” said Jackson Resident Latara McLeod.

McLeod lives on Ford Avenue in Jackson. She says last Saturday the severe storms that rolled through caused this super-sized tree that was located next door at this abandoned home to come tumbling down onto the roof of her home.

“It knocked the house off its foundation,” added McLeod.

  That's not all, the homeowner says the tree has caused roof damage and damage to her cars. There is also mold growing inside her home and critters are now moving in.

“We don't know who owns the property; the state the city or a private owner," said McLeod. "After Just going through everything reaching out to people. I'm still not able to get help, so this is what's going on now.” 

This frustrated homeowner is praying she could get some help from the city or state soon before things get worse.

“This is dangerous. This is a family of five living here and we may not hear it come in the house. Imagine the bugs and insects, we are living with this," said McLeod. "I own this home. I can't go get a landlord. I spent my money just to come out the door.” 

This frustrated homeowner says MEMA supplied her with a blue tarp to prevent further damage. She says Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes is also working to get her some help.

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