Daily World from Opelousas, Louisiana on October 16, 1957 · Page 26
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Daily World from Opelousas, Louisiana · Page 26

Opelousas, Louisiana
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Wednesday, October 16, 1957
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... ? Page 2t Opelousas, Louisiana, Wednesday, October 16, 1957 I" 0 , Wi n if : ', J 7'.'! IT l-Cr mm - . .. ' - .7 f Jgs - 'iiVASTATION AT "B09COVTLLE." four miles east of Qpelousas. after the tornado behind naked tree In right center. They are scattered over 10 acres. Four members of pissed. Is shown In this montage pt pictures. Wreckage at left was home of Mr. and Mrs. one family the August Fruge family, were injured. Huge Oak at right Is down. Out of -Amos Carrier. White house in background, belonging to Sdney Ned, was blown from picture at right is wreckage of still another demolished house. (All Dally World Photos foundations, partly ripped, apart. He and two children crawled out saieiy. mere was a by Bourdier) house next door. It was blown completely away. There were two houses across tne road. f " t . ' ' - V f ' H " S " 1 8 'Z ' '' ' ' " .',Y, J - - -.. .- - - , .5 fa- tt -imm.Kt,10t I llfcn" Willi 4 ImaiA; . mm unih! WRECKAGE of tornado struck homes east of Opelousas is framed in crotch. This was in the "Boscoville" farm community, just east of the Fred Wyble home on the Old Port Barre road, four miles from the city. Man oa crutches was unidentified. SEVERE HEAD WOUND was! sustained by Taylor Fuselier, whose home in the Prairie Laurent area, five miles southeast of Opelousas, was completely wrecked. Six persons were inside, two hospitalized. TREES WERE BACKSTOPS for tornado-borne debris. Metal roofing was blown all over the area, as were household items, even automobiles. One survivor who crawled from his breaking-up home with two children said roofing was slamming all aroiund him. . iiiii ' - m '" - v It St ;, p. -J 4' - j r a- IDEA OF TORNADO'S POWER is shown here. Roof of home in background was ripped off. The home of Arthur Kennison, on the K. Jennings place, there were seven persons inside. The house was shaken and furniture thrown about. i .. ; . , . ' - - l . -. . , I J fcmniii hi m t u 1 1 in mtmmmummmmmtmwmmmmmmmmmmmmitlmmamm i i. -ir r r-T--- At right, household items, mixed with bits of the house itself, float in roadside ditch. Note baby bottle. Foundation area of this house was wiped completely clean. 4T i NINE PERSONS were in house above, including Mary Fuselier, 87, whe twister struck at about 9 p.m. last night. Her son, August Fuselier and fou members of the family are hospitalized, his wife seriously injured. They arc colored, as were other victims. At right, friends help Stewart Barnaby begin the task of salvage. His home, too, was a total wreck.

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