BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - One of the tornadoes which touched down last week also caused extensive damage throughout Bossier City.
One neighborhood dealt with a double blow from the storm. KSLA News 12 caught up exclusively with the one family as they returned to see what the storm and fire left behind. "You would think that a bomb fell on the house," Sharon Davenport said. Sharon and her son Cody Davenport said they were fine during the tornado. It's what they said after the storm that turned their lives upside down.
"I couldn't believe it---neighbor knocked and said get out our unit is on fire! I grabbed him and ran," she said.
She said he was upstairs in his room where the fire appeared to have started. Now, the only sounds from his room -- traffic from Benton Road.
Everything in their Green Acres town home was destroyed except her son's baptism bible.
"That means a lot? Yes, that means a lot to me," Sharon Davenport said. Sharon said she's always had God on her side and knows the man above will take her and her son through this devastating journey.
"I'm going to do what i always do-I'm a survivor, never a victim. I have to provide for him---we're moving on," she said.
She tells KSLA News 12 with strength and faith---nothing will hold them back. With their home declared a loss the Davenport's have been staying with friends and family.
Yet, they are still very grateful for all the help they've been offered.
©2009 KSLA-TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.More >>
Starla McCray spent three days in jail after her son tested positive for cocaine. The hospital now says it was all a mistake and that there was an error in the test.More >>
The world watched as American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Saturday.More >>
Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.More >>
The North Ridgeville Police Department said officers received a call from a man who said he was walking home from the train station in Elyria and he was being followed by a pig.More >>