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Worst hit home condemned, cat found in the rubble

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Updated: 8/02/2013 8:17 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It looks like a wrecking ball came swinging into the side of this house, and didn't finish the job.

"It's crazy I'm just glad she wasn't there," said Jean Marie Williamson.

Her mother and sister live inside, and weren't there when the EF-2 tornado nearly tore the home apart.

"My sister would have probably been upstairs in her room. She happens to be out of town right now, but the front of the house which took the most of the damage is her bedroom, and that pole went through and came out the other side just inches from her bed," said Jean-Marie.

The damage was so severe the house is now condemned, and too dangerous to live in, so Action News took caution when walking through.

What we found were broken lights, holes in the walls, a huge split from the ceiling on down and 18 years of memories now buried in rubble. At least some things were salvageable.

That wasn't all. When Jean-Marie went back inside, she found something beneath the shadows.

"My wife was in here getting some pictures out and it came running out from underneath the bed I believe," said Rick Williamson.

Shadow reappeared after surviving the most frightening storm yet, but is now looking for a permanent home just like her owner.

Action News brought the cat back to our station, in hopes of finding Shadow a forever home with one of our team members.

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wishmistress - 8/3/2013 5:15 AM
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I agree ...wolf. My thought was that since they were displaced, they needed a new home for their pet.???

Dremwolf - 8/3/2013 2:55 AM
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This makes no sense! Does the owner no longer want the cat?
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