LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The winter storm took electricity from thousands, but one family had it even worse and lost their home.
A tree fell onto a Little Rock mobile home and split in two.
It was a surprise on Christmas night, a large oak tree toppled over and crashed while three people were at home. Thankfully no one was badly hurt, but the home is a total loss according to the owner.
"I was finally settled and now all this is happening," says Melissa Reunard.
A tree crashed in the home she was starting to get used to living in without her husband.
"This is one of those that were going to last forever," says Reunard. "I have fibromyalgia and he was my caretaker."
Reunard lost her husband of 15 years to a heart attack in July. It was the second family death in just two days. "On July 1 my father died of cancer, about 10 p.m. that night, and then just a couple of hours later my only daughter miscarried her first child," explains Reunard.
A lot of loss -- and now just five months later Reunard is out of her home after a tree landed in her living room.
The upside everyone is safe, including her rescued animals. "I'm an animal rescuer that needs rescuing I guess," says Reunard. She has 14 cats and seven dogs. Reunard says she's been going through a window to make sure they're fed.
Reunard says she's disabled and doesn't have insurance, so some church friends are doing what they can to make this burden a little lighter.
And she didn't just get help from friends; some professional tree trimmers just happened to be out on her street working with the electric company. They saw what was going on and came over to lend a hand, within a couple of hours the tree was down.
Reunard is still not sure what her next move is. The helpers put a tarp up so she can protect some of her belongings, and the Red Cross offered help in getting her a place to rent. She ultimately wants to replace her mobile home so she can stay on her property.