Fallen tree leaves 3 homeless – KATC.com


Days after strong winds moved through Acadiana, a fallen tree in Church Point is still causing problems.

"It scared me. It seemed like a bomb going off, and after that I leapt up," says house owner Ralph Larcade.But, it wasn't a bomb. What shook and cleaned out half of his home was a tree. He shares the home with a roomie, Naomie Bordelon, and her five-year-old child.

"We have no insurance on the home," states Larcade.

"We have no resources. I'm on impairment, and he's unemployed. We were making it however barely. There's absolutely nothing additional; we have no additionals, no chance to get the things out of the house. The home is harmful. We cannot even go back in it," states Bordelon.The Red Cross provided the pair enough loan to money a couple of nights in a motel while Naomie's child sticks with family. Tomorrow, that money goes out and Larcade has one worry." It's that we'll end up being homeless.

I'm stressed more about the kid than anything else,"states Larcade.Meanwhile, the fallen tree hasn't been moved, and the Town of Church Point closed the street to avoid more residential or commercial property damage. It's blocking traffic and just worsening the condition of your home. Police Chief Albert Venable says the town does not have the resources to remove the tree. He's hoping someone can help."Tree service or anybody that could include any kind of equipment to move the tree over

your house, it would be a true blessing to the family," states Chief Venable.To offer to Naomie, her child and Ralph while they work to find a new home, you can visit their GoFundMe page here.