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Brutal storm shakes Levelland home to the ground

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LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) -

A brief but brutal storm shook a Levelland home to the ground Tuesday night.

Annette Bautista is a single mother of four who has spent the summer building a home for her family.

The home was a complete loss, but fortunately, nobody was inside when it collapsed. Bautista was devastated when she saw the damage.

"The house on the ground and my family picking up the pieces. I had it given to me and we moved it out here and started working on it." Bautista said.

Bautisa's sister, Anastacia Zapata, was just next door when the storm hit. She noticed the disaster when she felt her own home shake.

Bautista and her family had plans to finish the home in the next few months, but the storm has sent them back to square one.

Annette and her kids have been staying with her mother, Leticia Lopez, while renovations are being made. Lopez says that her home will remain open for however long it takes.

Bautista's sister described their neighborhood as a ‘family community'.

"My mom and dad have five kids. We all live out here and we do everything together, so we started helping her build this house for her and her kids." Zapata said.

Bautista is the secretary at Levelland Intermediate School. Her kids range from 13-years-old down to just 8-years-old.

A fund for the Bautista family has been set up at the Sundown State Bank in Levelland under the title Annette Bautista house project.

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