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Abbeville home destroyed by early morning wind gust

Two people in home were not injured
Posted at 4:31 PM, Oct 26, 2019

ABBEVILLE, LA — An Abbeville man and his daughter received a terrifying wake-up call Saturday morning. At around 6:00 a.m. a gust of wind lifted their mobile home off of its concrete pillars and dropped it to the ground.

"I heard a big wind and then my trailer went BOOM and I went up from the bed and fell back on it, it scared me man," said Tony Broussard, the owner of the home. "It felt like a bomb went off, devastation," his daughter Chastity added.

Broussard says recent work he did to elevate and level his home may have been what saved them. "I just leveled it and strapped it and I think because the straps kept it from flipping so that's probably why it went straight down."

Neither of the two, who were in the home at the time, were injured.

The trailer wasn't insured and is damaged beyond repair. The family is trying to salvage what they can. They will stay with family members over the next few days while they try to figure out where to go next. A GoFundMe account has been set up. If you would like to donate you can find the page by clicking HERE.