Damaged homes, knocked down trees in Albany due to weather
ALBANY - Multiple homes and trees are down in Albany after a tornado touched down in the area shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday.
Residents near Pea Ridge Road said they noticed metal flying high during the storm causing some of the damage to the homes in that area. Residents also reported trees and wires being knocked down after the tornado near the Weyerhaeuser area.
Christopher Bannan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Slidell, says four homes have reportedly been damaged there after a tornado touched down. He says there was a report of a roof torn off one home.
Photos sent to WBRZ via social media showed pieces of metal wrapped around trees as well as roof damage to one home.
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