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Deja vu for Mooresville family dealing with falling ice from tower

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Belinda and Robert Puskas saw the scenery on their property before.

"It is not just scary. This is terrifying. I mean you feel like a prisoner in your own home" said Belinda Puskas.

She came home Tuesday afternoon to find more large chunks of ice in their front and back yards.

"We haven't even gotten the first two storms fixed - the damage fixed" she said. "It's terrible."

When her husband walked up the driveway - he had the same reaction.

"That's a lot of ice" said Robert Puskas. "So then again I don't know what kind of damage we have again because I see ice on the roof."

Back on March 7th, the family's house in Mooresville was battered when ice started flying off the radio tower behind their property.

WBTV went back to check on the family.

The Puskases say their insurance company sent out an adjuster with a contractor to look at the damage. The contractor decided an engineer needed to come out to assess the damage and decide the course of action.

"Because there are 3 broken trusses" Robert Puskas said. "There is also a lot of roof damage, sheet rock damage."

Which is why they could have done without round two of falling ice on Tuesday. 

Robert said "it's unnerving now. Now you don't feel safe anymore. You go in your own home there's a different kind of intruder in your house now."

To make matters worse, the cloud cover shaded the falling ice so there was no seeing the chunks hurling to the ground until the last moment.

"Today it seems like it gets above the these tree tops then you can hear it. But you can't see it until it's almost on the ground" Belinda said.

Neighbors on Mills Pond Lane are also ducking.

"It's been like little bombs going off" said Jan Hansen. "We had two big hits on the roof. I'm not sure what kind of damage was done."

Hansen said she's still in the process of patching up her roof from the falling ice 11 days ago. Then it happened again Tuesday.

Hansen called it "terrifying. The kids that live here are really quite terrified. They'll go hide under the tables."

She said she would like to "take some action" against the owner of the tower "but I probably need to get with my other neighbors"

"We're just kind of waiting. I don't know what to do at this point" Robert Puskas said. "I have not heard anything from the tower company."

The Puskases say their attorney told them not to contact the company that owns the tower. The attorney will handle it.

Belinda Puskas said "I want it to go away. I want my house back. I want it to be safe. I don't feel safe."

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