Girl on breathing machine saved after tornado moved her home

Tornado tears through house
Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 16:50:45-04

ARABI, Louisiana (AP) — Authorities say the tornado that ripped through a suburb of New Orleans lifted one house into the air and dropped it onto the middle of a street with a family inside. The parents of a girl climbed out of the wreckage screaming frantically for help for their daughter, who was on a breathing machine and trapped inside. Mother Dea Castellanos says her daughter has muscular dystrophy. Firefighters quickly arrived and carried the daughter out in a blanket. An ambulance took the girl to the hospital, where she was operated on overnight. St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis says she's now in a hospital and "doing fine."