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High winds cause moderate damage in Jennings

Posted at 10:30 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 00:28:39-04

In Jennings, high winds knocked down power lines and some trees on Thursday during Hurricane Laura.

In fact, one resident who rode out the storm says he got lucky.

He saw a tree fall in his yard and, for a moment, he thought it was going to fall on his home, where his son was asleep.

"A lot of wind, a lot of rain, and a lot of cracking," said Glenn Guidry. "I was actually standing in the hallway. He was sleeping in the hallway; that's where I put his bed. And the tree came down right there. I honestly thought it was going to come all the way through. I didn't think it was going to stop, so I was grateful for that.

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