Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - By all accounts, Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia.

If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees - not a carport next to the house.

In what could only be described as a freak accident, authorities say Michael's powerful winds lifted the portable structure high into the air and slammed it back down on the house. When it landed, one of the legs tore through the roof, fatally striking the 11-year-old girl in the head.

Sarah's father and stepmother, Roy and Amber Radney, said Thursday that Sarah loved being around her big family and made everything more fun.

One of Amber Radney's favorite memories is watching her stepdaughter dance to Outkast's song "Hey Ya!" in a park about two years ago.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.