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Some Smiths Stations residents lose homes in early morning storms

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SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) -

The early morning severe weather has left people without homes in one Lee County community.

News Leader 9's Annie Hubbell explains how they are banding together to find relief and preparing for another night of storms.

Willie Trevin, 82, walks through what is left of his home on Lee Road 205 after a suspected tornado touched down around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning near Smith Station.

"I heard the weather was getting bad and I wanted coffee, I was getting restless, I didn't even get a sip of it and heard the house and I headed for the pantry," Trevin said. "I got in there and that where I stayed."

Trevin clung to his refrigerator crouched on the ground, never believing that in a couple of minutes the roof above him would be torn away.

"You can do a lot of thinking in that time," Trevin said.

Trevin's son came to get him a short time later, and even though it was dark both realized his home of 43 years was a total loss.

"I said I cannot walk, I could see by the lightening there was a foot of trash, so I took step by step, as there was a flash of lightening," Trevin said.

Every home along Lee Road 205 suffered some sort of damage from this morning's storms.

Roofs were caved in by falling trees and the winds were strong enough to pick up a motor home and drop it on a pickup truck.

"It surprised me, but everybody is okay and that the main thing," said resident Harold Lee Britt.

Remarkably, only minor injuries have been reported after the storms this morning in East Alabama.

"Just trying to get everything cleaned up and halfway back to normal," said resident Jeremy Coan.

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