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Severe Weather leaves two Mamou businesses without a roof

Both were preparing to reopen
Posted at 11:45 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 00:45:19-04

Strong winds that came through Acadiana Friday afternoon did significant damage to businesses on 6th street in Mamou. The Owner of Krazy Cajun Cafe says he and his wife were inside just ten minutes before the roof came crashing.

"The roof was on the 6th street. I've never seen anything like it before," said Don Secia.

Before the owners knew what happened, they saw their business in pieces and over a foot of water flooding their floors along with their neighbors at Da Camp.

"The water was pouring out there, their pool table I'm sure is ruined," said Secia.

Both businesses are taking what feels like another set back as they were preparing to reopen in the near future.

"Da Camp had been closed due to the coronavirus hoping to reopen soon, but now who knows how long this is going to take. It's a bad situation," said Secia.

As for his own business, the owner of Krazy Cajuns Cafe says it's another question of when he will be able to see a profit.

"It's devastating for six weeks we're down 90 percent. Me and my wife haven't been able to get a paycheck in six weeks and was looking forward to opening on Friday even with a limited capacity," said Secia.

There's no time frame on when either business will be able to reopen; however, the remarkable part of all this is the fact no injuries occurred.