Saturday night storms destroyed some homes in the New Market neighborhood.
Kylie Quimby’s mobile home was blown from its base and destroyed in the process. Quimby hiked WAAY 31 through what happened on Saturday night.
“I’m a little numb. I don’t know how to feel, ”Quimby said.
Quimby and his two young daughters left their new market home on Saturday night to pick up his niece for a slumber party.
Quimby’s mother decided to stay home.
By the time Quimby arrived at his sisters’ house, a tornado warning was issued for Madison County.
Quimby said his mother let him know she was entering his safe place.
“3 minutes after that, you know, I start blowing her up because she said, ‘Tennessee State Line’ whatever, and barely that, she wasn’t answering the phone,” Quimby said.
Quimby then rushed home on JB Walker Rd.
Once there, she discovered that her house was destroyed and that there was no sign of her mother.
When WAAY 31 asked her what her first thoughts were, while holding back tears, she replied, “That my mother was gone.
Quimby said her neighbor friend found her mother crying for help.
She came away with non-life threatening injuries.
“I didn’t care about the house, you know anything can be replaced, but my mom is all I got, and God pulled her through,” Quimby said fondly.
The walls, roof and windows of his mobile home have disappeared.
Quimby’s belongings, here toys for 3 and 5 year olds are strewn all along the road.
“The realization that I have to tell my children that not only have we lost our home, but that they have lost everything is what attracts me today,” she said.
Members of the community immediately came to help Quimby start picking up the pieces.
It’s going to be a long process of recovery and Quimby said she’s just going to take things one day at a time.
A GoFundMe was created to help Quimby and his family.