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93-year-old talks about tree falling on her home

Published On: Jul 08 2013 05:25:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2013 10:03:54 PM EDT

Wind gusts Sunday afternoon registered at 60 miles per hour.


Strong winds from Sunday night's storm sent several trees crashing into a home and car in Giles County. It sent the 93 year old Carolyn Farrier to the hospital for observation.

“We were on the porch and my daughter was sitting there in the chair, close as me and you here. I said Nancy get up get in the house, it's going to storm,’ said Carolyn Farrier.

It's with those words of caution Farrier and her daughter Nancy made it inside before they heard a loud noise.

“I had just shut this door and I heard kerplunk and I thought, what in the world happened?” said Nancy Farrier.

Several trees landed in the front yard, on top of a car and on Carolyn Farrier's home. Farrier planted the trees decades ago, and never saw anything like Sunday before in her life. Family members say they arrived in shock.

“When I walked, I came up in here on top of the hill up there, the first thing I did, tear started falling out my eyes and I just started bawling. I couldn't believe it. The first thing, I went straight to my grandmother,” said relative John Williams.

“I just panicked, I said mother it's terrible we got to get out of here,” said Nancy.

Carolyn says she is doing better, but she is ready to leave the hospital and sleep in her own bed. She says she has plans when she returns home.

When I get back home, I’ll say hallelujah, jump in that and get in the kitchen and finish frying that chicken. That's what I'm going to do.