NWS confirms tornado from Wednesday evening’s storms in St. Landry and Tangipahoa parishes

At least one tornado touched down in Louisiana
Storm damage in St. Landry Parish
Storm damage in St. Landry Parish(KALB)
Published: Feb. 9, 2023 at 11:10 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 3:04 PM CST
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ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KALB) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in St. Landry Parish during Wednesday evening’s severe storms.

According to NWS Lake Charles, an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 105 miles per hour touched down near the Big Cane area of St. Landry Parish. The tornado touched down near Highway 107 around 7 p.m. and traveled to the northeast for 1.5 miles before lifting.

According to the damage report, five homes and several outbuildings were damaged by the tornado, with several trees also snapped or uprooted. The tornado was approximately 100 yards wide.

NWS New Orleans surveying the tornado in Tangipahoa Parish assigned a preliminary rating of EF-2. Specifics such as estimated wind speeds, path length/width, etc are still to be determined.

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