Baby Monitor Video Shows Sleeping Infant Nearly Crushed as Tree Slices House in Half

A baby monitor video showed the moment a sleeping infant was nearly hit by debris after a falling tree sliced a Prairieville, Louisiana, house in half.

In the video, which was posted to Facebook by Courtney Blanchard Buchholtz, a baby can be seen sleeping in its crib when debris begins to fall from the ceiling. Shortly after, the baby's parents can be seen rushing into the room and removing the baby from its crib.

Another video posted to Facebook shows the baby's parents rushing out of one room to remove the baby from another room. Buchholtz posted several other pictures of her home after it was hit by a tree.

"A very large tree fell through our house tonight 2 minutes after i put Cannon to bed.. running to get my baby under debris was one of the scariest things I've ever experienced. We are okay && safe at my cousin's house—our house, however, is unlivable right now," Buchholtz wrote as a caption to the video. "Trying to remember that all of our material things (once again) can be replaced. We did it once in 2016.. we'll do it again."

The post continued, "I am so thankful that our lives were spared tonight.. our nightly bedtime prayers absolutely worked—but i will say.. i am 1000000% done.. defeated. Thank you to everyone who checked on us!! && thank you to our village who always shows up when we need it the most."

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While speaking with WBRZ-TV in Louisiana, Kale Buchholtz said that shortly after putting their baby, Cannon, into bed, the couple heard a loud bang amid bad weather.

"All of a sudden, it sounded like a loud thunder, stuff was coming off the walls," Kale Buchholtz told WBRZ. "We rounded the corner in the hallway, and we could see the tree in the hall."

As they noted in the Facebook post, the couple faced a similar situation in 2016 when their home in Denham Springs, Louisiana, flooded, prompting a move to Prairieville, which is where they live today.

"The night it happened, I had three or four neighbors show up that I had never met before," Buchholtz said, according to WBRZ-TV. "Just showed up asking what they could do to help."

Newsweek reached out to Courtney Buchholtz for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

In an another Facebook post on Saturday, Courtney Buchholtz wrote that she "woke up this morning once again wishing that last night was a bad dream."

The post continued, "But seeing my sweet baby's face makes me realize the most important things in life."

Monitor Shows Infant Nearly Hit by Tree
A baby monitor captured the moment an infant was nearly hit by a tree at a home in Louisiana. Above, flood waters from Hurricane Delta surround structures destroyed by Hurricane Laura on October 10, 2020 in Creole, Louisiana. Getty/Mario Tama