Possible tornado flips homes, claims life and injures numerous others in Louisiana

Reports of flipped vehicles and damaged homes dotted southern Louisiana on Sunday night after a possible tornado wreaked havoc in Acadia Parish, Louisiana.

“[There is a] tree on the road, all these lines are gone. Eighteen-wheeler flipped over on the back side trees all in the pond,” Church Point resident Wyatt Thibodeaux told KLFY.com. “[I] took off running towards the shop, going the opposite way. It sounded like a freight train when it hit… Trailers upside down, cars upside down. People don’t have homes to go to, I can’t imagine. It’s pretty bad.”

The reports of damage culminated in one fatality and at least nine injuries with much of the destruction centered near Church Point, located 25 miles from Lafayette.

one person was killed in Louisiana’s Acadia Parish Sunday night when their mobile home was lifted and flipped onto a section of Prudence Highway, just three miles northwest of Church Point.” data-reactid=”23″>According to a report from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC), one person was killed in Louisiana’s Acadia Parish Sunday night when their mobile home was lifted and flipped onto a section of Prudence Highway, just three miles northwest of Church Point.

confirmed numerous injuries occurred over the same area, ranging from mild to serious in nature. Severe damage was also reported to several homes in the area.” data-reactid=”24″>Speaking with KATC, Church Point Fire Chief Raymond Ledoux confirmed numerous injuries occurred over the same area, ranging from mild to serious in nature. Severe damage was also reported to several homes in the area.

flipped an 18-wheeler onto its side near the intersection of highways 751 and 35, just north of the Church Point downtown area.” data-reactid=”25″>The SPC reported that the same possible tornado flipped an 18-wheeler onto its side near the intersection of highways 751 and 35, just north of the Church Point downtown area.

but will send a survey team to the area on Monday.” data-reactid=”27″>As of early Monday morning, the National Weather Service office responsible for the Acadia Parish had not yet confirmed that the damage was in fact caused by a tornado, but will send a survey team to the area on Monday.

The SPC also reported damage caused by two additional possible tornadoes in neighboring parishes. The first in the Calcasieu Parish and the second in the Evangeline Parish.

cold front that pushed through Louisiana during the day Sunday.” data-reactid=”30″>These storms likely initiated along a cold front that pushed through Louisiana during the day Sunday.

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