89°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
92°
75°
20%
Wed
91°
75°
50%
Thu
96°
75°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Possible tornado hits LA town killing one; injuring 12 others

4 years ago March 05, 2011 Mar 5, 2011 Saturday, March 05 2011 Saturday, March 05, 2011 12:40:47 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

RAYNE- A woman has been killed and 12 others hurt after a suspected tornado hit the southwestern Louisiana town of Rayne.

Acadia Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Maxine Trahan said the 21-year-old woman died Saturday after a tree fell on her house.

Authorities say about 1,500 residents have been evacuated after a couple of natural gas leaks were reported. Trahan says the residents will be evacuated until at least Sunday.

At least 100 homes have been destroyed or damaged in a swath of destruction a quarter of a mile wide and three miles long.

Authorities say the 11 injuries are minor and those people have been treated at area hospitals.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days