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Two different families trapped by fallen trees

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Neighbors greeted Warren Head with some light-hearted humor when he returned home from the hospital.

A massive tree fell on the Heads' Southwest Atlanta home on Shanter Drive while he and his wife Anita were sleeping early Monday morning.

"I thought it was thunder at first. Then I noticed the house was rattling, so I went in and I couldn't see him in the room," said Anita Head. "You couldn't see nothing but a big tree slicing through the room. I couldn't get in there."

Warren Head was trapped under a pile of debris.

"I could hear him, and I asked him, 'Are you alright?' He said, 'Yes.' I had to go call 911 next door," said Anita Head.

All Warren Head could do is wait for fire crews to arrive to rescue him.

"Fortunately, I was able to tell them where I was and what the needed to do to get me out," said Warren head. "The gentleman that was helping me, he couldn't see me, so I had to guide him where I was."

To make matters even more difficult, Warren Head was already injured before the tree hit his house. He had neck surgery and was released from the hospital on Saturday.

"It's kind of rough, but the main thing is that we're OK," said Warren Head.

Their home is one of three in Southwest Atlanta that trees fell on. Two women were trapped inside their home on Enota Place after their neighbor's tree fell.

Melonie Hampton's mother-in-law is one of the victims.

"She was in her bed right where the tree hit," said Hampton.

Hampton said her mother-in-law and sister-in-law's injuries were not serious.

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