Overnight storms wreak havoc in Homer

Overnight storms wreak havoc in Homer
Straight line winds with a downburst appears to have caused the most damage, tearing down trees, walls and rooftops.
Straight line winds with a downburst appears to have caused the most damage, tearing down trees, walls and rooftops.

HOMER, LA (KSLA) - Storms that rolled through the ArkLaTex Monday night caused significant damage to at least a couple dozen homes and business in Homer but somehow - and fortunately - there were no injuries.

Straight line winds with a downburst appears to have caused the most damage, tearing down trees, walls and rooftops.

One hard-hit business downtown, Target Glass, was crushed under the wall of a taller building next door. The roof of the automotive repair shop on West Main street caved in on top of the workshop, where they were working on a 1965 Mustang. The classic car was destroyed.

The Guillorys' S-350 pickup was also crushed, split nearly in half, by a falling tree in their yard.

The couple says they hunkered down in their living room when they heard the classic "freight train" sound coming through in the middle of the night. They emerged to find the one-ton pickup and their boat destroyed.

Some of the trees taken down were so large, they took up sewer lines with them.

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