Thursday's storm victims brace for more severe weather - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Thursday's storm victims brace for more severe weather

Posted: Updated:
Workers clean up a damaged mobile home park. Workers clean up a damaged mobile home park.
KEITHVILLE, LA (KSLA) -

Four days after storms swept through the Ark-La-Tex, people who live along Barron Road in Keithville are still cleaning up. Some lost their homes, others lost their cars. Now, they are bracing for what future storms may bring.  

"This is where all the trees came through right there," said David Mashburn as he opened a door revealing a gaping hole in his mobile home. Hail and strong winds hit Mashburn's trailer and several others in the Autumn Acres Mobile Home Park. It shattered windows and uprooted trees. "This tree was laying on top of this truck," said Mobile Home Park Owner Steven Pracht, pointing to a smashed up pick up truck. He says they have been working non-stop, making preparations for more possible storms. "We've got over 150 broken windows, we've got them tarped up the best we can," said Pracht.
     
Just down the road, at the Shadow Lake Mobile Home Park, the Holt family's trailer is in shambles. A weather alert on James Holt's phone, prompted him to evacuate, just minutes before the roof of their home was ripped off.  "We got about a block up the street and a piece of our house passed us in the air and we knew right away it was gone," said Holt and adds the Red Cross called and alerted them of potential storms heading their way on Tuesday. This time he says he's not taking any chances, "We're going to finish grabbing any little things we can grab, anything that's salvageable," he said. "Most everything got ruined, but I'm sure there are a few little things I can use, then we're going to vamanos and get out of here," he added.

There were no reported injuries in Keithville on Thursday. Residents hope they are just as lucky next time storms roll through.

Copyright 2013 KSLA. All rights reserved.

 

 

Powered by WorldNow