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Disaster strikes home for third time

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BATON ROUGE- Angles Scales is no stranger to disaster, but she didn't think she'd have to face it again so soon after moving back into her home.

Sunday night, a water oak crashed into her house, nearly crushing two girls she's hosting from France.

The girls escaped without a scratch, but Scales' home wasn't so lucky, though it's been through the ringer before.

"(During) Gustav a tree went through the other side of my house... eight months ago I suffered a house fire," said Scales, who just got back into her home last week, following the renovations from the fire.

She's just happy that all her children and her guests escaped unharmed.

"We heard boom, and when the boom happened, we heard screams, when I got up here the girls were huddled in a corner, when I opened this door, all we saw was stars and trees and rain," said Scales, "they were actually sleeping in this bed, one on each side, when this came in the middle of them."

On Tuesday adjusters began work to assess the damage as crews started to clean up the mess. Scales expects to be out of her home for at least another two months. She plans to stay in hotels with her family while the house is repaired.


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