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Severe weather causes injuries, damage to homes in Louisiana

8 months 1 week 3 days ago Monday, May 18 2020 May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020 5:05 AM May 18, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press

CHURCH POINT, La. (AP) — Severe weather caused injuries and damage to homes in Louisiana, officials said.

At least six people were taken to a hospital Sunday night, according to a tweet from the Acadian Ambulance Service, which said it responded to Church Point.

Church Point Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux said in a Facebook post that the town itself suffered “minimal damage with no injuries,” but the area north of town “not so lucky.”

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles told The Daily Advertiser that it would send someone Monday to investigate reports of a possible tornado. Church Point is in Acadia Parish, northwest of Lafayette.

Mamou Mayor Rickey Fontenot told KATC-TV that a suspected tornado hit his town Sunday, causing damage to buildings and downed trees but no injuries. Mamou is in Evangeline Parish, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of Church Point.

Further details about the conditions and exact number of injured weren’t immediately available.

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