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Shortly after 2 p.m. when Krazy Cajun Cafe closed on Friday, May 8, a tornado hit Mamou tearing off the connected roof of Krazy Cajun, 6th Street Bar, and Da Camp. The roof was then thrown onto 6th Street. Confirming it was a tornado was Mamou Chief of Police Brent Zackery. Changing a filter inside Krazy Cajun at the time of the incident was building owner Eugene Manuel. “I saw the tornado go over,” he said. “It sounded like a big military helicopter was sitting on top of the building. There are two roofs on there, and it was the second roof, which is the top roof, that was pulled off. It was like the tornado pinpointed over this place. I didn’t know to laugh or get mad, but it’s life. We just have to wait and fix it after it’s all done.” Business owner of Krazy Cajun Don Secia said, “There is wood all the way into the street. Water is just pouring inside because it was raining so hard.” Secia added he and his wife Judy, who also owns the business, were planning on reopening the restaurant on Friday, May 15. Tricia McGee, who owns Da Camp said, “The roof is off, and it’s raining inside. It’s pretty much a total loss. I had about 10 calls telling me my roof was on 6th Street. We’re all alive, though.” Among the items destroyed inside Da Camp are several televisions and a brand new jukebox that was installed while the car was closed because of the coronavirus. Pictured is a worker tearing off what was left of the roof. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Tornado rips down 6th Street in Mamou; roof destroyed

Tornado rips down 6th Street in Mamou; roof destroyed

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