Roof blown off Jackson apartment forces people to find a new home


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Parts of Jackson were hit hard by Tuesday’s severe weather. At Briarwood Apartments, people who lived in unit two were forced to find a new home after the roof was blown off.

Neighbors said the Red Cross will help those living in the unit by placing them in a hotel. They will also be refunded their rent.

J.H. Hurt lives next to the unit. He said he will take a new approach to the weather following the storm.

“Don’t just take it for granted that it will never happen, because I didn’t think it would ever happen to this effect. So if I hear that warning, I know me and my son need to take shelter because it’s so close that it could happen,” said Hurt.

Across the street at the Waverly Park Apartments, a tree crushed the apartments park. Alice Hart said she watched the storm go by, but it was  her young granddaughter who brought it to her attention.

Neighbors said parts of Waverly Park Apartments were without power on Tuesday.

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