Storm Damage Includes Tree Crashing into Home


LOGAN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency responders were busy in Logan Monday night as storms knocked down dozens of trees and power lines.

However, the tables turned for one police officer who found himself in need of help.

Just getting around the house is no easy task at J.R. Adkins’ home in Monaville.

“This yard wasn't like this yesterday (Monday),” Adkins said as he worked his way through tree limbs. “My son who lives here met me at the end of the street and said a tree just came through my bedroom through the ceiling.”

The tree's landing could have been worse. Just a couple of yards over is the room where his 2-year-old grandson was playing when it happened.

Adkins is a Logan police officer, so he’s usually responding to emergency calls. This time, he was the caller.

“I still feel for people that this happens to, but when it hits home it's hard,” Adkins said. “Thank God, that nobody was hurt, that nobody was in that room. We'll fix all that.”

Adkins says an adjuster is set to come out to the home Wednesday.

Right now, he’s unsure of a timeline for how long the damage will take to fix and when his son and his family will be able to move back in.


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