Thousands left without power in the ArkLaMiss

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Casey Anders Jr. has lived in Eros all 62 years of his life, but he’s never seen storm damage near his home like he experienced Wednesday. 

“All the lights and power went out, trees blown down everywhere, fences and roads everything blocked,” Anders Jr. said.

Storms swept across the Ark-La-Miss leaving Anders Jr. and thousands of others without power. 

“We’ve been out of power 22 hours so now we’re worried about our refrigerators, lights and everything,” he added. 

He said trees and fences along his property were plowed down.

Luckily, his animals including livestock and his horse, Dancing Diamond, remained unharmed. 

“We’re tricking them with a lot of food. We’re putting a lot of food out there so they’re not worrying about the trees,” Anders Jr. joked. 

He even lent a helping hand to his neighbors, removing debris and sawing down trees that were blocking the roads. 

“We are born and raised to live in the country so we’ve been able to survive,” Anders Jr. said.

He’s thankful he and his family made it out ok.

“Thank god it could have been a whole lot worse,” Anders Jr. said. 

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