A Parks, LA resident is picking up the pieces after a tornado destroyed his home during Wednesday night's big storm.

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado did touch down between Parks and Broussard near Grand Bois road and unfortunately, Jude Boudreaux's mobile home did not withstand the strong winds (high-end EF1 or low-end EF2) and was completely destroyed.

If there is any silver lining in this devastating story it's that Jude wasn't home during the storm as he was working the night shift, but I still can't imagine what it was like for him to come home to all of his belongings being destroyed along with his home.


Loved ones have set up a GoFundMe for Boudreaux in order to help him to rebuild his life after losing everything in an instant.

The GoFundMe was organized by Helen LeBlanc, Boudreaux's sister-in-law who is seeking to find him some assistance in the wake of this disaster. She told me that she and her husband lived in the mobile home during their first decade of marriage and sold the mobile home to Boudreaux when they moved to Breaux Bridge in 2006.

My husband 's first cousin Jude Boudreaux lost his mobile home in the storm that pass through Parks,La on Wednesday Night 1/7/21 that produce a Tornado. The KATC weather teams say that reports of damage from last night's storm spread from Parks to Breaux Bridge. Chief Meteorologist Rob Perillo says the National Weather Service has surveyed the damage in St. Martin Parish and confirmed a tornado touched down between Parks and Breaux Bridge on Grand Bois Road. The tornado was either a high end EF1 or low end EF2, with roughly 110 mph winds or higher, depending on the final evaluation. Damage followed pea-size hail.Thank God he was not at his residence at the time of the storm. He was working the night shift . He lost everything !! He had an older model mobile home that was to old to have insurance. Any help will be greatly appreciated !!

Even if you can't give, a share will definitely go a long way in helping Boudreaux to get back on his feet.


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