Storm Damage in Louisiana

By: CBS Email
By: CBS Email


Damage is still being reported in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana where high winds from Tropical Storm Lee brought a tree down on top of a home.

Thankfully there were no injuries, although two people were inside the home at the time.

The homeowner says she was relaxing at home with her husband when she heard a noise that sounded a bit like a train.

When she walked into her living room, she saw a tree through her roof.

When crews arrived, the live oak tree was so heavy that the crane couldn't lift it up.

It took about four hours to remove it.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    I'll tell you we just had some nasty wind down here south of Crawfordville and it is raining buckets. be safe.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    thick mulching around a tree trunk base will cause it to develop a shallow root system. when heavy rains saturate the ground the tree is prone to falling over because there are no deep roots to secure the tree. The bigger the tree gets the more susceptible it is to toppling.
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