Oct 23, 2009 1:23 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick

State Police Confirm Tornado North Of Jennings

JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A tornado wreaked havoc in the southwest Louisiana town of Jennings, uprooting trees, blowing down power lines and overturning at least one tractor-trailer traveling on
Interstate 10.
      The National Weather Service in Lake Charles says the twister touched down about 1 p.m. Thursday and crossed the interstate.
Jonathan Brazzell, a service hydrologist, says they've also fielded reports of damage to at least one grain silo and one home in the Elton area.
      The sheriff's office says they've received reports "mostly of trees and light poles down."
      Neither agency reported any injuries or deaths.
      Brazzell says the tornado was part of a storm cell that's headed north toward Alexandria. He says severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect for much of that area. A tornado warning also is
in effect for much of northwest Louisiana.


Tornado 2 miles west of Lake Arthur 10/23/09; Coby Caron

Photo taken by Coby Caron; tornado 2 miles west of Lake Arthur; October 23, 2009



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