A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas.
As reported by the Associated Press, the straight line winds blew through the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier at around 8 p.m. Monday (April 14), knocking some trailers off their blocks and overturning or destroying others.
The roads leading up to the RV park were littered with debris, and none of the street lights were working. Despite the widespread destruction in the park, only two people were injured, neither seriously, television station WLOX reported.
Park resident Harrold Robbins said he and his girlfriend Debbie Dales were getting ready for bed and he was at the front end of the camper they share when the wind hit.
“The front end flipped,” he said after returning from a hospital where he was treated for bumps and bruises and Dales got stitches to her head. “It launched me back into the back end. Then it flipped over on the other side and came back up in the air and landed on our car.”
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