POSTED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:09pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 11:20am
SLAUGHTER, LA (NBC33) — Many were just waking up Thursday, when the storm roared through the town of Slaughter. In its aftermath was a clear path of destruction caused by the high-winds.
"Wind started blowing harder, grabbed my daughter and ran to bathroom," said Barney Corey. "Lasted five minutes and it was over."
His mailbox was blown from it's stake and left battered in the yard. The glass from his truck windows was scattered all over the back porch.
"All glass in the driver's side of my truck was blew to the outside," Corey said. "Didn't blow glass inside."
Slaughter volunteer firefighters traced the path of destruction throughout the town limits. They were on hand quickly to render aid.
"Everybody couldn't believe it happened," said Jason Hall, a volunteer firefighter. "People didn't realize there was a storm in the area."
With just a hammer and nails, the firefighters helped put up a tarp cover for a retired man, whose siding was peeled off by the powerful winds.
"Roof was too steep for the homeowner to get up," said Ryan Dupuis, a volunteer firefighter. "So we put up the ladder, nailed it down for him."
Slaughter firefighters said that they have tarp and sandbags available at the fire station for anyone who may be in need.