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Tornado in Tickfaw injures 3, damages 3 homes

1 year 5 months 1 week ago May 17, 2015 May 17, 2015 Sunday, May 17 2015 May 17, 2015 11:52 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

TICKFAW, La. - Authorities say a 110-mph tornado in Tickfaw injured three people and damaged eight houses.

The National Weather Service says the twister hit about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Tickfaw, which is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.

Tangipaha Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto that one person was taken to North Oaks Hospital and the other two had very minor injuries.

The Weather Service says the tornado flipped one mobile home, destroyed another, and uprooted at least a dozen hardwood trees along a mile-long path.

It says a storm survey confirmed an EF-1 tornado and estimated peak wind speed at 110 mph.

Red Cross spokeswoman Nancy Malone says three homes were destroyed or had major damage, and another five had less significant damage.

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