Oakdale family survives tree falling on mobile home - FOX29 Lake Charles

Oakdale family survives tree falling on mobile home

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(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC) (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

Many Oakdale residents spent Thursday assessing damage left behind by Wednesday night's tornado.

"It's really torn up," said resident Cassandra Spikes.

For the Gold family, Wednesday night was a night they'll never forget.

"It was like a horror movie," said Bridget Gold.

Gold, her daughter, her son and her mother were all in the living room of their mobile home on Hudson Road when all of a sudden "that tree came down hard across my house," said Gold. "We could have got killed."

A giant tree fell on top of Gold's kitchen. 

Her 10-year-old daughter, Kiara Leday, said all she could think about was her family.

"I heard this big boom, like the tree fell down, I was panicking and stuff and worried about my family," Leday said.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

Gold only received minor cuts after helping her family exit the mobile home through a window. 

"My main goal was just to get everyone out safely," Gold said. 

The family believes someone was watching over them.

"God just helped me in all the things that went rough through last night," said Leday.

The family will be staying with relatives until they find permanent housing.

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