Storm sends tree crashing into Germantown home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Severe weather rolled through the Mid South late Monday afternoon.

The storms knocked out power and tossed debris everywhere.

“All of a sudden it was just like the world ended,” Jim Bentley said.  “The house was shaking, glass was breaking, and it was just a huge sound.  Almost like an earthquake.”

Bentley said he and his wife were scared for their lives, “Ran outside and we saw the tree part on the front of the house and then we came around and, as you can see, the whole tree just uprooted and landed on top of the house.”

WREG was invited inside the home to see the damage.

“Just everything went to pieces and it was a mess,” Bentley described.

The windows were ruined, and valuables were destroyed.

The home’s pipes and wires were wrapped around tree limbs.

“The copper water lines up there are all mangled, the power lines are all mixed in there and they’re mangled. So they shut everything down,” Bentley said.

Bentley is living without water and electricity.

People across the MidSouth continued cleaning up what the storm left behind.

Severe weather snapped tree after tree in South Memphis.

The storms also sent hanging power lines slamming down onto the ground.

The fierce wind ripped off railroad crossing arms near Houston Levee and Poplar.

“Oh it was bad and the wind was just unbelievable,” Bentley said.

No injuries were reported as a result of the storm.

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