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Quincy couple forced to move out of damaged home

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - A Quincy house is being supported by only two by four boards after sustaining major damage in last week's microburst.

Homeowner Deena Kroeger says she was inside when she heard a loud noise and felt the house rattle. She says a large tree fell onto the house and within moments, the ceiling in the living room started to crack.

Kroeger says it was then a mad scramble to get some of their belongings out before the roof totally caved in.

"They started shoving things into the garage, and we got the trailer over there from work and they just kept shoving things wherever they could get them out of the house," Kroeger said. "They carried out my piano, and they said get your pictures and things like that, but we carried out as much stuff as we could."

Kroeger says they've already spoken with a contractor. Quincy City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer says the house has not been condemned.

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