5 people hospitalized after tree falls on SW Atlanta home during severe weather
The family says the tree came crashing down when a strong storm hit the area
ATLANTA - Five people were rushed to the hospital after a tree crashed through their Southwest Atlanta home Wednesday night.
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FOX 5 Atlanta reports that the family was getting ready for dinner when out of nowhere the giant tree slammed into the kitchen in the back of the house on the 2700 block of Grand Avenue.
"They were cooking. They were getting ready to eat when all of the sudden the storm hit out of nowhere and there you go," family member Jose Verdugo said.
The victims included a 39-year-old woman, her 17 and 21-year-old sons, her 13-year-old daughter, and the woman's 45-year-old boyfriend. All are expected to survive.
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Those family members tell FOX 5 they feel blessed their loved ones are still alive.
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"It could have been worse. Thank God nothing worse happened, and they should recover pretty soon," Verdugo said.
Firefighters told family members not to go into the home which appears to have suffered major damage.