Monroe woman trapped by fallen tree "lucky" to be alive

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Storms ripped through Monroe Monday night, leaving trees down across the city. One woman had to be rescued after one fell on her home.

A woman was trapped inside her home after a tree fell on it Monday night. (Source: KNOE)

Keyonya Clark says she’s blessed to still have her life. "I'm sad about it, but I'm lucky to be out of there," Clark says.

After the storms sent a tree crashing into her home, she found herself trapped between it and her living room wall.

"Well when it started raining, I sent my kids to my Grandma's house, and I was getting my stuff out of my bedroom to come down to my grandmother's. And that's when the tree fell in."

Firefighters came in to save her, tearing down that wall. Clark says she's thankful for their work.

"To see how my house is right now, that's a blessing." But for the mother of four who is also expecting, it's bittersweet knowing the place she's called home for the past two years is now gone. With it, so is everything she and her children have.

"Now, I'm just trying to get everything all over again. I lost everything."

As clark looks to continue, she's happy to have family to help her.

"Just tell everybody to keep me in their prayers."