Weakest tornado, EF-0, spun along MS River levees in Ascension Monday
GEISMER - The National Weather Service said a person may have been injured from falling bricks as a severe storm rolled through Ascension Parish Monday afternoon.
A trained storm spotter reported to the NWS that power lines were blown over and the bricks fell and hurt the person around 12:01 p.m. near the intersection of Hwy. 75 and Hwy. 73 along the Mississippi River levee.
The area was under weather alerts Monday as a strong cold front and a Gulf disturbance moved through our area from west to east.
The storm spotter reported the damage was caused by a "possible tornado," according to a weather bulletin.
A spokesperson for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s office said there were no immediate damage reports at any chemical plants, but confirmed people saw what appeared to be a tornado touchdown in the area.
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Storm surveyors determined Tuesday, it was an EF-0 tornado - the weakest on the tornado scale.
JUST IN: @NWSNewOrleans confirms an EF-0 tornado touched down near River Rd. in Geismar on Monday. The only damage was to a small warehouse building and one injury was reported. #LaWX pic.twitter.com/AOa36T9fB8— Josh Eachus (@DrJoshWX) October 22, 2019