‘God saved us’ Former Louisiana news producer, mother of 3, loses home in devastating tornado

GoFundMe Account: Family of 5 Impacted by Tornado

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Courtesy: Sarah Blake Ochsner | MMJ Janes

A former Louisiana news producer lost her home Sunday afternoon after a devastating tornado ripped through her community and sadly left her home in pieces.

Cynthia Thomas, a former news producer at KNOE in Monroe and WGNO in New Orleans posted a Facebook live video of the aftermath of the tornado, which occurred around 12:00 p.m. Thomas told LookWeAreIncluded.com that she has three children ages six, two and one in addition to her mother that lives with them.

Cynthia Thomas Facebook Page

Cynthia’s family needs the following: 

  • Pampers size 3T and 4
  • Girls clothes size 12mo & 3T
  • Boys clothes size 6T
  • Clothing for Cynthia: size small tops, 3/4 pants and 6 in shoes
  • Clothing for her mother: size large shirts, 9 pants and 8 in shoes

Contribute to Cynthia Thoma’s Family: https://www.paypal.me/cynthiadee91

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Credit: Cynthia Thomas | MMJ Jane Facebook Group

“We were all at home when this happened on the east side of Monroe, Louisiana. The tornado came a second after the warning went out. My children were scared and crying. My mom was praying, while we were all in the closet. Everything happened [so] fast! I saw everything crash before my eyes, [the] only thing I can think of was God keep my kids and my mother protected. After getting out of my room, we managed to get in my mom’s room after the tornado left. Some neighbors came and got us. All we can think of is God saved us,” Thomas told LookWeAreIncluded.com in Facebook messenger.

Cynthia Thomas Facebook Page

Thomas told LookWeAreIncluded.com right now her main priority is ensuring her children and mother have clothes. “I need clothing and shoes for my children and mom. I’m just trying to be the rock for my mother and children right now I will worry about me later,” she told us.

Contribute to Cynthia Thoma’s Family: https://www.paypal.me/cynthiadee91

On the Facebook Live video, Thomas showed her viewers the inside of the house and explained in detail how it was gone before the blink of her eyes. The cars are totaled, but she is grateful for life. She detailed the feeling of waking up one day with a house and the next day seeing it completely destroyed.

I would tell people don’t doubt God. He had favor over us and my community. We are shook, but God protected us and we kept our strong faith in God,” Thomas told LookWeAreIncluded.com

How can you help?


  2. Cynthia Thomas Facebook Page 
  3. Contribute to Cynthia Thoma’s Family: https://www.paypal.me/cynthiadee91

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