MYRTLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- As families stand in shock looking at debris that once was the home they used to live in they say although they lost a lot they know just how much worse it could've been. We spoke to two separate families who feel lucky to have made it through the storm Wednesday night.
"My dad sent me a text message asking where I was and told me to get out of the trailer," says resident Angel Messers. "I left, and five minutes later my renter called and wanted to know where I was. He told me to get off the road, and called back immediately and said the roof was gone off the trailer."
"I went to go get ready and as soon as I stepped into my room it felt like someone sat on the house it just squatted," says resident Dakota Turcotte. "My dad yelled get out and we walked out the back door and it had pushed the porch all the way over the shop"
These families aren't alone according to the Union County Emergency Management Director 25 people from the Myrtle area were forced out of their homes from the storm.
"When we turned in our first D-R-1 report we estimated somewhere around 7-8 major mobile home damages, and 4 total destructions," says EMA Director Curt Clayton. "Also we have about four homes with roof damage."
No injuries were reported in Union County from the storms Wednesday night, but for these two families it was a close call.
"It was scary," says Turcotte. "I have never experienced anything like it."
"We are beyond lucky," says Messer. "I just thought it was a thunderstorm so I was going to ride it out."