Posted: Mar 5, 2011 11:20 AM by Letitia Walker
Updated: Mar 5, 2011 11:40 AM
There have been several reports of tornado touchdowns in Rayne. In addition there is a report of 2 ruptured gas lines in the 100 block of the Boulevard in Rayne.
The sheriff says many power lines are down at this time and they are working to get it fixed. The sheriff is beginning a house to house search to make sure everyone is okay. In Rayne, they are sending people to the Civic Center or North Fire Station for triage if there are any injuries. They've transported a total of nine people to area hospitals. Injuries include minor abrasions, shortness of breath, and one person with serious injuries. There are no evacuations at this time. Our photographer tells us there is heavy damage, and he's even seen a house ripped completely off it's foundation near the intersection of Section and Martin Luther King.