Intense EF-3 twister one of many to tear through South La. Tuesday
NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service has updated to ten the number of tornadoes that hit Louisiana Tuesday.
Among the twisters was a powerful EF-3 that the National Weather Service upgraded Thursday afternoon. It struck parts of Assumption Parish where damage was wide-spread.
Three EF-2 tornadoes were responsible for the extreme damage in Convent and LaPlace. A similar-sized tornado also hit in Livingston Parish, the NWS said.
Meteorologist Phil Grigsby told The Associated Press Thursday the tornado that destroyed a Convent trailer park was an EF-2 tornado, with winds of 111-135 mph.
The five other tornadoes were an EF-0, with winds of 65-85 mph. They were in Lacombe, Kenner, Madisonville, Manchac, Montpelier, and Prairieville.
Grigsby said survey teams are investigating several other suspected sites for tornado damage.
Editor's note: This story was updated when the NWS upgraded the size of the tornado in Assumption Parish to an EF-3. Read more HERE.
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