APSO: Tornado destroys home near Prairieville

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 10:27 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 10:27 AM
Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

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Topics: tornado, destroy, home, prairieville, Hwy. 930, airline, duplessis, oakleigh

BATON ROUGE - Today's storm destroyed one home and damaged another when a tornado touched down in Ascension Parish.

Capt. Lee Anderson with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said the damage was along Oakleigh Road near Tiggy Duplessis Road. He said people in the area reported a tornado touched down, but the Weather Service has not confirmed it at this time.

There are also reports of damage at a plant nursery on Hwy. 930 and Henry Rd., where trees were blown down onto a vehicle. Parish authorities said someone was trapped inside and had to be cut out the vehicle.

News 2 crews are on the scene and will have more information starting at noon.

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