CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Members of one Clay County family are out of their home after the storms left major damage.
"I'm just still devastated," Melinda Crowley said. "That it happened in this little community so soon, I'm still nervous, my nerves are still shocked."
Friday night changed the living arrangements for the Crowley family.
Melinda Crowley was watching the news when she took shelter. Moments later a tree was in her home. The roof collapsed inside her two bedrooms and left them exposed to the elements.
"It's only two bedrooms and they're damaged," Crowley said. "Were not able to stay there."
Melinda and the Crowley family are staying at a Motel. With the help of family and friends, they were able to remove the tree, but the damage is there. Clay County EMA Torrey Williams said county workers can't clear debris on private property.
"That's one of the things that's hung up on different disasters and situations," Williams said. "The only time that they can come on property is an emergency situation when there are lives are in jeopardy."
The storms damaged only four homes in Clay County, including the Crowley's. Williams said he's seen incidents like the Crowley's and doesn't know when they will be able to go back home.
"One individual whose bridge is out at her home, she hasn't been able to go home within the past year," Williams said. "So it just depends on what's available and what we can grab and who's willing to help."