BREAKING NEWS Late night shooting at Propst Park Activity Center in Columbus Full Story

Storm damages home in Vardaman

A family had to temporarily leave their home after a storm ripped their porch off.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 5:19 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 9:34 AM

Speech to Text for Storm damages home in Vardaman

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.

some folks in vardaman are counting their blessings after high winds blew a porch off a house wtvas amanda haley spoke to the family that was inside when it happened. this behind me is the home of the wilson family. you can see just how bad the damage is and where the porch used to be connected to the home. it was completley ripped away and is now laying in the yard. bobbie willis and her family spent the day yesterday inside their home on county road 448 trying to avoid the expected rain and wind. but she says the intensity of the storm came out of no where. vardaman, calhoun county) "by the time we looked out the window it was just horrifying. the wind was blowing hard and the rain was blowing hard." willis says she thought she heard the trees in her yard getting struck by lightening so they ran and hid in the back of the house. it was after the storm that they discovered what had really happened. front had fell down ." "i said oh my lord the lightening hit the tree, it hit the tree. so we took off running to the back and it turns out all this in the front had fell down." the willis family was forced to stay in a hotel last night because of hot wires that were exposed after the porch came off of the house. a contractor who has been out here all day today working to repair the home told me
Tupelo
Broken Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 76°
Columbus
Overcast
74° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 74°
Oxford
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 73°
Starkville
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather