Fallen tree leaves three homeless – KATC.com


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

"It terrified me. It sounded like a bomb going off, and then I jumped up," says house owner Ralph Larcade.But, it wasn't a bomb. What shook and erased half of his home was a tree. He shares the house with a roommate, Naomie Bordelon, and her five-year-old daughter.

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

"We have no resources. I'm on disability, and he's out of work. We were making it however barely. There's absolutely nothing additional; we have no bonus, no way to get the stuff out of the house. Your house is dangerous. We can't even return in it," says Bordelon.The Red Cross offered the set sufficient cash to fund a number of nights in a motel while Naomie's daughter sticks with household. Tomorrow, that money goes out and Larcade has one worry." It's that we'll become homeless.

I'm fretted more about the child than anything else,"states Larcade.Meanwhile, the fallen tree hasn't been moved, and the Town of Church Point closed the street to prevent more property damage. It's obstructing traffic and just intensifying the condition of the home. Police Chief Albert Venable says the town does not have the resources to get rid of the tree. He's hoping somebody can help."Tree service or anybody that could come with any type of devices to move the tree over

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