Family escapes after tree falls and splits home in half

CAMDEN (KATV)--Nearly an entire town without power with severe damage to homes, businesses and the high school in Camden.

Straight line winds could be to blame according to the National Weather Service's preliminary damage assessment.

Jerry and Lauren Ray are happy to be alive.

Overnight during the storm, a tree fell right through the Ray Family's living room splitting the house in half.

Three adults and three children escaped safely. They will be staying with family and friends, the home is a total loss.