Storm Majorly Damages Home, Property In Warren County

Roof Ripped Off, 83-Year-Old Grandmother Saved
Posted at 8:18 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 12:08:51-05

A family in Warren County near the DeKalb County line said they're lucky to be alive after an overnight storm ripped through their property.

The Reagan family said the roof was ripped off their home during storms that passed through Thursday night.

The roof landed nearly a football field away against a tree line.

Debris could be seen covering their property on Smithville Highway. 

According to Wayne Reagan, their 83-year-old grandmother was in a chair in the living room when the storm hit. He used a mattress to shield her as the storm ripped away the roof.

The family takes care of livestock on the property. Their dogs, horses, and pigs were accounted for; however, several of their hens and rabbits were missing Friday morning. 

Two trailers were also damaged in the storm. The family said the trailers moved across their yard during the chaos. 

Those in that area said they believe the damage was likely due to a tornado. Crews with the National Weather Service have been set to survey damage across the Mid-State to decide if it was from a tornado or straight line winds.