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Tornado destroys man’s home as his wife is taken off life support

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WFLA) – An Alabama man said he suffered two major casualties in one day after an apparent tornado damaged his home while he visited his dying wife.

Frank Senn of Wetumpka, Alabama, told NBC affiliate WSFA he was in a Birmingham hospital with his wife after she broke her neck two weeks earlier. Senn’s wife had fallen down the stairs of their home, severing her spinal cord.

On Tuesday, he said he received devastating news.

“The doctor came in today and said there was nothing else he could do and took her off life support,” Senn said. “My world is gone.”

When he returned home to Wetumpka, he found only more difficulty.

Senn said a tornado hit his property directly, leaving nothing but destruction in its path.

“The way the trees are twisted, it had to be a small to medium sized tornado,” he said. “He made his way through the woods.”

Trees blocked the family driveway, which forced Senn to drive through the forest just to get to his front door.

He told the WSFA that his two-story barn, boat and Camaro were flattened by trees toppled by the storm. His house also suffered damage to the exterior siding.

On Tuesday, Senn said his wife had not yet died and would be placed in a care facility.

Meanwhile, he and his family will have to clean up the devastation left by the tornado and the death of his wife.

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