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Hurricane Laura: Watch a Louisiana Resident Tie Down His Entire House With Ratchet Strap

by Matthew Wilson
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Everyone prepares for the worst in their own way. Some stock up on water and supplies. Meanwhile, others – strap down their house with a ratchet strap? With Hurricane Laura set to make landfall, this Louisiana resident tried to secure his house in an unorthodox manner.


Moss Bluff resident Ryan Chesson posted the clip to Facebook. The video shows a ratchet strap connecting from a tree in the front yard, over the roof, and through the fence in the neighbor’s yard. The video was captioned, “Don’t forget to strap ya house down. Someone call Jim. He’s gotta see this.” Accordingly, Chesson tagged The Weather Channel storm tracker Jim Cantore in the post.

Chesson, who was driving during the video, was in a state of disbelief. 

“Y’all welcome to Louisiana. I have just seen it all,” Chesson said in the clip. “They got a ratchet strap from this tree, over the house — ’cuz that’s gonna hold your house down. Y’all gotta see this, this don’t make no kind of sense.”

Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday as a Category 4 storm. Around 1 a.m., the storm hit Cameron, La., which is about 35 miles east of the Texas border. The storm weakened as it continues its northern trajectory Thursday. It was labeled a Category 2 with winds of 110 miles per hour, according to The Washington Post. Laura hit Lake Charles hard, blowing out the glass of buildings down town.

An estimated 465,000 people don’t have power in Texas and Louisiana, according to The Weather Channel.

[Source: WWL Radio]