A Jasper woman and her granddaughter are thankful to be alive after a tree crashed through the home they were inside.
It happened Wednesday night. The woman tells Channel 3 she was watching the 3-year-old around 7:30 when she noticed high winds outside.
Moments later she heard a something snapping and a large tree crashed through the home, crushing the ceiling and walls around the bedroom they were in.
"I thought it was a tornado, I wasn't really sure what it was. It was just like watching the ceilings fall in, the ceiling fans were falling at us, the TVs were falling off the walls," she said.
Both were not hurt.
A group of volunteers rushed to the home with chainsaws and tarps, using their combined manpower to clean up as much as possible.
"They covered everything up. They stayed until way after dark and we couldn't have done it without them. We really couldn't have," she added.
Hear from her tonight at 6 on Channel 3 Eyewitness News.
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