Friday night storms cause damage for LaFayette homeowners
Families and neighbors are cleaning up and bracing for another round of storms in LaFayette.
Friday night, storms caused serious damage, scattering tin roofs in yards and bringing down trees.
"Oh God, please don't let it tear my house down,” that’s what homeowner James Cross was thinking as she heard the storm. “Don't let it destroy my home, I have no insurance."
Right now, Cross is thankful her house is still standing.
"I said tornado, it's a tornado! We need to go hide!" Cross recalled.
He said he heard a strong storm come through late Friday night and walked out to see a tin roof mangled in his front yard just feet away from his home.
"Just like perfectly set it between the trees and my house!" Cross said.
Multiple trees fell in his yard on Lake Howard Road.
Luckily, his home was untouched, and he was safe. However, in the backyard, tin wrapped around trees, and his barn is completely destroyed.
"It's going to take days to do this, maybe a week. It's pretty bad,” Cross said, “But to build back the barn, I don't know if I’ll ever get that old barn built back. It was built in 1934."
Cross is starting to clean up, and just hopes he can make it through another round of storms without any more trouble.