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Tallahassee woman's home no longer safe to live in after Hurricane Michael

Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:11:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Hurricane Michael left damage across Tallahassee, some houses more than others, but for Tallahassee's Katy Caster, she's still picking up the pieces 24 hours later. 

On Monday, Katy shared with us her reason for weathering out the storm. 

"I've been through a lot of hurricanes, I've from Pensacola, and have never experienced anything like this," said Katy. 

Two trees fell on Katy's home during Michael, the first waking her up from a nap, and the second, falling on the very bedroom where she'd taken that nap. 

"The dog was on the bed and everything fell on him. All I could do was yell Buddy! and then he jumped up thank God. It was like something had been dropped on the house and it just sounded like an explosion.," said Katy. "I don't know what other way to say it." 

24 hours later, and the trees have been removed, and while the damage is easy to see, Katy, her mom, Buddy, and several other animals inside the home are all okay.

"That's the most important thing. All of this can be fixed. The camaraderie of everybody, people do come together during these times," said Katy. "It's nice. It's really nice." 

As far as her house goes, it is no longer safe to live in. Katy said her insurance will cover the damages, but she's not sure when she'll be able to move back in.