Heavy wind blows trailer off of foundation - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Heavy wind blows trailer off of foundation

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DU QUOIN -- Michelle Bloomfield said a little after noon Saturday, heavy rains and strong gusts of winds came through her neighborhood.

"The wind was so hard, we could hear rocks hitting our windows. We thought our windows were going to bust out," Bloomfield said.

She said she heard loud gusts and felt her home shake in the wind.

"I actually screamed and my son laughed when the power went off," she said. "It was all pitch black in our house."

When things calmed down, Bloomfield stepped outside to see the damage and saw her neighbor's trailer blown off its foundation.

"We saw all the trees knocked down, just in the yard all over, and I looked to the side and noticed the trailer was leaning on its side," she said. "We tried to come out and help her because she was in her trailer, heard water running. We didn't know if the gas was on and if she was going to be okay." 

She said her elderly neighbor was stuck inside the trailer awaiting help.

Her neighbor eventually made it from the trailer, with the help of other neighbors and first responders.

Officials on scene said everyone was fine and said the woman was getting over the initial shock of having her home fall off its base.

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