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Tornado damages DeQuincy hospital

3 years ago December 21, 2011 Dec 21, 2011 Wednesday, December 21 2011 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:34:36 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - A rare December tornado struck the city of DeQuincy, causing some property damage and forcing the hospital to evacuate patients, but no one was injured.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles says the tornado touched down Tuesday morning and tore off a portion of the roof at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital.

The American Press reports that the hospital transferred eight patients to hospitals in Lake Charles and Kinder.

Todd Mogged, an NWS forecaster, says the tornado was likely on the ground for less than a minute, beginning its path a quarter mile southwest of the hospital before dissipating a half-mile northeast of the complex.

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