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Weekend tornado in Ascension had wind gusts of 90 mph

5 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 09 2019 Apr 9, 2019 April 09, 2019 7:40 PM April 09, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

Several areas in Louisiana and Mississippi have reported storm damage after heavy storms Sunday.  

According to the National Weather Service, storm damage was reported in both East and West Baton Rouge. A funnel cloud was reported in EBR near the intersection of Perkins Road and Bluebonnet Road yesterday. Also in EBR, a tree reportedly fell on a home on Franwood Road and caused some damage. 

Thousands of customers without power Sunday. Entergy reports that electricity had been restored for some people by Monday morning. 

A similar situation was in Ascension Parish after a tree reportedly fell on a house and knocked down power lines near LA 22 in St. Amant. The area was also hit with a tornado. Officials say at least five homes, several vehicles, and some boats were damaged on Rogers A, B, and C roads. No injuries were reported. 

According to the WBRZ weather center, the tornado's damage path in Ascension was about 50 yards wide with wind gusts hitting 90 miles per hour. The damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado.

Over in Wilkinson County, Mississippi a possible funnel cloud was caught on video. The cloud was reported near Woodville.  It's unknown if any injuries were reported.

Also in Wilkinson County, reports say a a tornado touched down in Centerville. Weather officials say trees were knocked down and a mobile home was damaged. 

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