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Franklin Woman Barely Escapes Ferocious Storms

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by Chris Conte

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Lisa Jones knew she was in trouble when the tornado sirens began wailing around 3am on Wednesday morning.

"I was just laying in my bed and I just heard a loud boom!" explains the 32-year-old mother of three.

As Lisa scrambled to get out of bed a fierce squall line was passing through the city of Franklin, bringing with it strong winds and whipping rains.

"My oldest daughter was really what was going through my mind because when I heard her scream, that's what killed me when I heard her scream," she recalls.

That loud boom Lisa heard, was a 100-year-old massive oak tree crashing down onto her house. The trunk of the tree crushed the corner of her bedroom and almost crushed her as well.

"It's just a blessing that me and my daughter, we weren't hurt it's just material things that got hurt," Lisa adds.

The National Weather Service does not believe it was a tornado which tore that tree out of the ground and landed it on top of Lisa's house. Tornado or not though, it scared Lisa none the less.

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