The resident is okay.

And so are his cats.

But a Bronston resident survived a harrowing disaster Monday morning that destroyed his home during a bout of bad weather in the wee hours.

David Gross, Bronston Fire Department Chief, told the Commonwealth Journal that a tree fell on the residence of Marvin Marlor at 2737 Ky. 790 in southern Pulaski County.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Monday, as harsh storms swept through the area. The tree fell on top of the mobile home, smashing it in.

"We got the call around 7 a.m.," said Gross. He added that the victim was not physically trapped inside to the point of danger, but the fire department "got a limb off the door" and he was able to get out of his home.

Marlor was the only person there and was sleeping in his bedroom when the incident happened. Also present were a number of pet cats. None were injured in the incident.

"I told him he needed to go play the lottery because he's one lucky man," said Gross.

The movile home is a total loss however.

Gross added that they had electric company representatives come down to turn off the power in the home.

"There there was an electric storm and he had lights on in the house, I was afraid it would spark the wires and start a fire," said Gross.