Shreveport family shaken after tree crushes home - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Shreveport family shaken after tree crushes home

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:42:32 GMT
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:00:23 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
  • Video catches woman stealing iPad from downtown Cape Girardeau store

    Video catches woman stealing iPad from downtown Cape Girardeau store

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:23:56 GMT
    A Cape Girardeau store owner is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of thieves.
    A Cape Girardeau store owner is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of thieves.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A second snap of severe weather whipped through the region on Easter Sunday, leaving two Shreveport families shaken up after a huge tree crushed one house and damaged another.

"It felt like something had hit the house like a car or something," said Rachel Sharp, whose Easter holiday took a turn, when strong winds slapped this tree onto her house, sticking limbs through this window and crushing two cars. Once Sharp realized her family was okay, she asked her husband to check on the family of five that lives next door. "I didn't know it was this bad, until we walked out the front door," said Sharp's husband Scott.

The neighbors house was crushed. He and another neighbor kicked in the door, to find all of the walls had caved in."Finding someone not alive, that was my worst fear," said Sharp. But that fear, didn't come true because nobody was home.

Katrina Hanely stood in front of her ruined house Sunday, wiping away tears. "I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was going to be bad as it was," said Hanely. Although everyone is safe, its hard for her to not wonder what could have happened to her family, had they been home. Now as they begin picking up the pieces, support from the neighborhood is pouring in. Both families say they are counting their blessings knowing everyone is safe.

Copyright 2013 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.