Hattiesburg man homeless after tree falls on house

Hattiesburg man homeless after tree falls on house

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is homeless after a tree fell onto his house.
Lee Grimes has lived in this home for 30 years. He said Saturday's storm knocked the tree down, creating a huge hole in his ceiling.

The disabled veteran is no longer able to live in the home. Instead he has been sleeping in his truck.
He said it took just a matter of minutes for his life to fall apart.

"It took about three minutes to go from here to the store and this is what we saw," Grimes said. "If we had been in the house I wouldn't be standing here now"

Grimes says he would like to live in his house again, but needs help to fix it.