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Century old tree crashes through Washington home

Posted at 10:40 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 23:40:54-04

A Washington family is homeless after a tree fell through their roof during Sunday’s severe weather.

Annie Duhon and her son were in the home at the time. Both got out safely.

“I feel terrible. I feel terrible. I could just cry all the time. But, I’ll make it. I’ll make it. I’ve got to make it,” Duhon said.

On Sunday morning, storms tore through the Town of Washington, leaving a century-old tree through one home.

‘I just remember the lightning coming up, and the thunder, the crashing thunder. Then I started hearing the noise. I didn’t know what it was. I jumped out of the bed and that tree was falling through my roof by my bed,” Duhon said.

Duhon said the tree fell right on top of her bedroom, and if it wasn’t for her son, she may not be alive.

The tree completely uprooted from the ground. It smashed the entire house, including the carport. Duhon’s next door neighbor, Darlene Bordelon, said she was afraid someone was trapped in the house.

“It shook my whole trailer. It’s a double-wide trailer and it shook my trailer. I just thought a tree had hit my house, I didn’t know where but I just took off and went to my sisters,” Bordelon said.

Bordelon said once she was safe, she called for help, praying her neighbors would get out safely.

“I was driving down there and branches and debris were just flying in front of my car. I was praying that I would make it there safe. It was rough. Really rough,” Bordelon said.

“It’s a horrible, horrible feeling. That’s all I can say. It’s just terrible,” Duhon.

The Duhon and her son are now staying with family.