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Storm Damage Roundup: Acadia Parish

Posted at 11:59 AM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 14:43:12-04

Acadia Parish reported some damage from a possible tornado, but no injuries.

Acadia Parish Police Jury President Chance Henry declared a State Of Emergency for Acadia Parish. Any citizens that were impacted by the events of Monday night can complete a self-report survey to report major damage to their home at damage.gov.la [damage.gov.la]. Citizens are urged to call 911 for any and all emergencies before reporting damage through the survey.

For additional assistance, residents can contact the Director of Acadia Parish OHSEP at 337-783-4357.

The possible tornado was spotted near the Lyons Point and Ebenezer communities, with damage to several homes reported. See our story about that here.

Sheriff KP Gibson said this morning that's the only major damage that has been reported. He said so far, no injuries have been reported.

There were some downed power lines, but nothing major, he said. This morning there were a few lingering high water advisories on parish roads, but most were draining off, he said.

The advice he gave was to know the path you travel; if the area you're traveling in is prone to high water, avoid it for the next few days.

Acadia School Superintendent Scott Richard said no major damage was reported to parish schools.

We've received lots of pictures and videos from residents, showing the storm's impact in their neighborhoods. To see those, click here.