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Extensive damage left behind by Mid-South storm

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This tree fell on a house in Frayser, Tenn. This tree fell on a house in Frayser, Tenn.
A pregnant women went to the hospital as a precaution after a huge tree fell onto on a house on Suzanne Street. A pregnant women went to the hospital as a precaution after a huge tree fell onto on a house on Suzanne Street.
On North Parkway between Hawthorne Street and Evergreen Street, a tree fell on a 104-year-old house. On North Parkway between Hawthorne Street and Evergreen Street, a tree fell on a 104-year-old house.
Covington Court Square sustained major damage from the storm. Covington Court Square sustained major damage from the storm.
Also, a picture from a viewer showed a car flipped by the wind. Also, a picture from a viewer showed a car flipped by the wind.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - Reports came in from across the Mid-South of extensive damage caused by the thunderstorm that swept through the region Thursday.

Frayser, Tenn.

In Frayser, a big tree fell on two houses. The people who were inside one of the homes on 200 Suzanne Drive heard a loud "boom" and felt the house shake.

Six people, including three children and a pregnant woman, were inside when the tree fell. The pregnant woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The living room of the house sustained the most damage.

A crew, presumably working for the landlord, started using chainsaws to cut up the tree almost immediately.

A 14-year-old girl was in the house next door that was also damaged by the falling tree. She was not injured.

Memphis, Tenn.

On Kingsley Road in Memphis, a 100-year-old tree fell causing a gas leak. MLGW repaired the gas line.

A mother and daughter were at the house when the tree fell. The impact to the house was so strong that it caused the woman to fall to the ground. No one was injured.

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On North Parkway between Hawthorne Street and Evergreen Street, a tree fell on a 104-year-old house. There is extensive roof damage.

"And you know we survived Hurricane Elvis, but this time this mild little storm it just took it," said homeowner Ray Babaoglu.

His wife was home at the time; she escaped uninjured.

Crews plan to lift the tree off of the house and begin cutting it up in the front lawn.

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On Midland Avenue near University of Memphis, crews cut up a massive tree that fell and blocked the road. Telephone lines were also knocked out.

No one was hurt, but the tree did destroy an SUV. Also, a picture from a viewer showed a car flipped by the wind.

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A natural gas line caught fire at the Delta Medical Center's maintenance building. Officials from the hospital say the storm caused a transformer to blow and ruptured a gas line on the general campus.

To read more about the fire, click here: http://bit.ly/1j4t6p1.

Covington, Tenn.

Covington Court Square sustained major damage from the storm. Pieces of one of the historic buildings are scattered on the ground.

Resident Amber Gwin says she was inside her apartment at the time of the storm. She heard it come through, it blew off her roof and trapped her inside for a brief moment.

When she finally got out, she and a neighbor ran to a neighboring business and waited out the storm in awe of the damage.

"There was air conditioners going through cars. And there was the roof on top of the three cars down here," said Gwin.

No one was injured.

WMC Action News 5's own Justin Hanson was affected by the storm when a tree fell on his house. The house was built in the 1820s.

"We're not immune to being victims of whatever is going on that we have to report on every day, and so this was what happened, and it's bad, but I'm so thankful nobody was hurt," said Hanson.

Jonesboro, Ark.

Jonesboro police have confirmed that a retired officer was killed during Thursday's storm.

A second death in northeast Ark. was reported by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Black Rock.

Arkansas State University is closed Thursday.


For photos of the damage sent by WMC Action News 5 viewers across the Mid-South, click here: http://my5.wmctv.com/media/7382627

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