A homeowner said a tree fell onto his Dallas house following a rainstorm Monday night.[[301525461,C]]
Donald Rankins said he was the only person is his house near the intersection of Reed Lane and Malcolm X Boulevard when the tree fell at about 10 p.m.
"I heard a big crash and a board knocked me down on the floor," he said. "I thought it was an earthquake at first. The next thing I know, I see this big hole in my roof."
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Rankins had just stood up to turn the television down when the tree hit his house. He said he might have been more badly injured had he not.
"Physically I got a little bruise on my arm [and] a bruise on my head," he said. "But God sure saw me out of that."
Rankins told NBC 5 the tree destroyed his living room, the side wall and more.
"I'm praying to God I can come back," he said. "I love the neighborhood. It's a great neighborhood."
NBC 5's Josh Ault contributed to this report.