A tree crashed through the roof of a home on Lindsey Mill Circle on the Campbell County side of Lake City Thursday morning, trapping a man inside.
Neighbor Sue Dancy still can't believe the power of the quick storm:
"I have never experienced anything like this in my whole life - and if I had experienced what they had experienced, I'd probably be dead tomorrow because I had a heart attack," says Dancy.
She says the tree toppled onto Dale and Carolyn Gibbs' house while the two were inside. Carolyn made it out safely, but Dale wasn't as lucky. Bedridden, he was stuck inside.
"He's in a hospital bed and the sides of the bed were up at the time. I really think the sides of the bed being up helped him tremendously," says Dancy.
Dancy says firefighters cut through the tree, pulling Gibbs to safety. He was taken to a La Follette hospital with minor injuries.
"It's unreal. I mean, I don't think either of them had much more than a scratch. It's just - you have to believe in a higher being, for sure," Dancy says.
On the Anderson County side of Lake City, there's also a lot of damage. Many couldn't make it into town because of a tree blocking Summit Lane. After working all night, Tony Peterson had to change his plans, too:
"I guess I'll have to wait up until the power company cuts the tree. I'm sure that'll keep me up for awhile, but that's okay," says Peterson.
With trees and power lines down across the area, the cleanup goes on. As for Gibbs, his son says he's doing okay despite everything that happened. He says both of his parents are still a bit shaken up and will be staying with him while they make plans to repair their home.