Summertrace subdivision destroyed by Sunday's tornado

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Summer Trace resident, Jim Gray says rebuilding after Sunday's tornado seems impossible.

Gray said he had no idea a tornado was headed toward his townhome in Hattiesburg Sunday evening. He says by the time he did, it was too late. Gray recalls standing up and yelling,'Tornado' to his wife, but before he could get to her, the force of the wind knocked him back into his chair.

"The front door went past me and the front window was coming in, said Gray. I heard my wife calling me. She was laying in the bathroom, broke her leg and she has a knot on her head. She is in Forrest General right now." 

Gray says he was told by a neighbor that FEMA visited the subdivision Monday afternoon and said the homes were totaled. Gray said the only thing he can do now is wait on his insurance company, but he thinks it will be months before he will find a place to call home.

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