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One of several trees that toppled in the backyard of Lumpkin Campground resident Joy Mixer’s home crashed into the back of her house during Tropical Storm Irma Sept. 11. - photo by For the Dawson County News
"God had wrapped his arms around me, that’s for sure,” says 78-year-old Joy Mixer as she recounts the moment when a tree fell through the roof of the bedroom where, until a few moments previously, she had been asleep. “Three trees came down in a domino effect, or so I’m told,” Mixer recalls. “One on top of the other.” Mixer said that she had gone to bed about 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 11, and had slept for a while before waking to the sound of wind from then-tropical storm Irma whipping through the trees around her house inside Lumpkin Campground.

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