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UPDATE: National Weather Service sending crew to Evangeline Parish

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 15:01:49-04

The National Weather Service is sending a crew to Evangeline Parish to determine if this morning’s damage was caused by a tornado.

When a tornado is suspected, NWS scientists review data collected and observations and interviews on the ground to determine if it was a tornado, and if so which category the tornado was.

They should be in Evangeline Parish this afternoon, officials say.