Elderly Woman Forced Out Of Home After Eden Tornado, Storms

Elderly Woman Forced Out of Home After Storms

EDEN, N.C. – More damage, more debris, after another round of powerful storms in Rockingham County. One city just can't catch a break. In less than a week's time, a tornado and severe thunderstorm ripped through Eden...twice.

On both occasions, Mother Nature left her mark.

On Friday, WFMY News 2 spoke with one woman who can't even go back to the only home she's ever known, after a tree crashed onto her roof. Her life might be turned upside down right now, but she says, there’s so much she is grateful for.

“God's blessed me, he really has. He's worked his miracles, and he'll do some more…he'll do some more,” said Kay Price, 73.

For her entire life, Price has only lived in one house. From her childhood to now, she has colorful memories about all the time spent there. Including memories of a tree she watched her father plant in the 1950s.

“I've been there all my life so I had sentimental value with that tree. Used to put lights on it for Christmas,” she said.

But last Friday, that same tree came crashing onto her house & forced her out for the first time in more than 70 years. Her niece, Ronda Chatman, who lives just next door worries she won't get the chance the come back because she doesn't have the money or insurance to pay for repairs.

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“I look out my window, I look down there, and it's not the same, cause she's not home. And I just want her to come home,” said Chatman.

The future feels uncertain, but Price is optimistic. She's had challenges before, she says they've been met with miracles.

“I had breast cancer for nine months, so then I took chemo and radiation. And since January, I'm cancer free,” she said, “[The house], I feel like it's something, it can be fixed, I'm just so grateful nobody was hurt in this tornado.”

Price’s family hopes to get enough help, support and donations to fix the home they all consider part of the family.

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