Bossier man’s home split in two by falling tree

Massive tree cuts man's house in two

HAUGHTON, La. (KSLA) - Barry Budwah has lived through severe storms in the past — but they were nothing like the nightmare he survived early Saturday morning.

“That’s God there, brother,” Budwah said. “That’s all I can say, he saved me for a reason.”

Budwah was in his bed, in-and-out of sleep, when the devastating storm wreaked havoc in his neighborhood, off Arkla Plant Road.

“I hadn’t heard anything like that before,” he said. “It sounded like a bunch of bullets.”

Suddenly, a towering tree snapped and came toppling down through his home — feet from where Budwah was in his bed.

“It hit that headboard and knocked part of it off,” Budwah said, as he gave KSLA a tour of his damaged property.

A myriad of trees came falling down, accompanied by sheet metal ripped from his garage.

Sadly, Budwah said he has not been able to locate his 8-year-old pit bull, Lucky. He said Lucky was inside when the tree buzzed over.

“He’s a good dog,” he said.

For now, Budwah said he’ll likely stay with family members, until he figures out his next move, as his home now sits in two pieces.

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