Tornado victims grateful to be alive despite lost homes in Morton

Storm victims in Morton

MORTON, MS (WLBT) - Families are left homeless after an EF-2 tornado moves through a Morton neighborhood.

Recovery continues with churches, volunteers and community members offering aid.

One resident was filming the storm which left her home in ruins.

Sharon Currie was recording the storm inside her Dummy Line Road home around 3:30 Thursday when she heard the sound of a train. Seconds later her home was destroyed.

Sharon Currie was recording the storm from inside her Dummy Line Road home which was destroyed by the time she finished. Source: WLBT
Sharon Currie was recording the storm from inside her Dummy Line Road home which was destroyed by the time she finished. Source: WLBT

"When it hit I just thought a bad storm was hitting," said Currie. "So I slammed my door getting in the house and that's when it caught me and threw me onto the kitchen. It took this whole wall and this here off".

The 56-year-old’s home was one of several on the street with extensive damage and unlivable.

Roofs are blown off and homes are battered by trees.

Thursday volunteers converged on the area with chainsaws and heavy equipment, removing uprooted trees and debris.

J.P Wallace and his wife were inside their Dummy Line Road home when the winds ripped off the roof.

Downed and uprooted trees fill J.P. Wallace's property on Dummy Line Road where winds ripped off his roof. Source: WLBT
Downed and uprooted trees fill J.P. Wallace's property on Dummy Line Road where winds ripped off his roof. Source: WLBT

"I wasn't here 15 minutes when it happened," said Wallace. "The wife had just come back from a doctor's appointment. sirens went off. She was cooking supper. I said get in the hall. We got in the hall and it lasted about two minutes".

According to Morton Police Chief Nicky Crapps, preliminary estimates indicate that seven homes are destroyed and about 50 damaged.

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