SEMMES, Ala. (WPMI) — A local grandmother raising three small grandchildren has been using buckets to catch water leaking from her roof for weeks.
She says during Tropical Storm Gordon, a tree fell and caused serious damaged to her roof.
"I'm at my wits end," Robin Gordon said. In the children's room, "the water stain is starting to come through."
Gordon says when Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall a large tree in her yard fell. She says it crashed onto her roof on the way down and took out a window.
"Running into my kitchen is a leak that's so bad that it actually drips like a faucet when it rains and we have to have big bucket there to catch it all," she said.
She says the insurance company said the entire roof needs to be replaced but with 60 percent of the roof already exhausted and a high deductible it will only cover $1500.
She says the lowest estimate she's gotten is $5700. Gordon says since she's raising the children on her own she can't work and money is tight.
"It's hard to hold it together," she said, "It's hard. I didn't expect to be a grandmother at 45 raising three of them."
She says if it isn't replaced soon she's worried about mold and possibly losing everything.
"We just hope we can get it done before the next storm comes through," she said. "I can't lose my home, this is all the babies have."
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