HARRIS COUNTY – Two trees clobbered a man’s mobile home in northeast Harris County Thursday morning.
The 67-year-old inside was not hurt, but his heart is broken.
“This tore my life apart and I don’t have a place to go,” said Gary Manley.
Retired and fighting heart disease, Manley said what happened to his home broke his heart.
“I don’t know if I’m going to make it or not,” he said.
“He has no transportation, he lives here by himself,” Joseph Jones, Manley’s friend said.
Jones helped Manley move in with his five dogs five years ago. He also takes Manley to doctor appointments many mornings. This time, two old trees changed things.
“I feel lucky (to be alive) but I’m also mad too because they’re not my trees,” Manley said.
While he slept on his kitchen door, those trees from woods next door fell through Manley’s roof into his bedroom.
A few miles away, another tree fell too. That tree hit a car and pick-up truck on FM 2100. Clean-up stalled traffic and forced people like James Jaster to sit in traffic for an hour.
“I only live about a mile from here, just worked a 12-hour shift and I just want to go home and get some sleep,” Jaster said.
Without getting wet, there is no place to sleep in Manley’s home. He’s not sure what to fix first because the worst part is in his heart.