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Wind damage reported in Acadiana

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 17:22:33-05

Some people in Acadiana are reporting damage around their homes following heavy winds this morning.

Some guessed a tornado touched down, but according to KATC’s Eric Zernich, there wasn’t a tornado but just strong, gusty winds.

The wind peeled a roof off of a home on Van Brocklin Road in Iberia Parish.

Van Brocklin Road in Iberia Parish
Heavy winds peel off the roof of someone’s home on Van Brocklin Road in Iberia Parish.
Courtesy of Kayla Morrison
Courtesy of Arlene Barras Gaspard

In Jeff Davis Parish, the weather knocked a swing set over at a family’s home in Elton.

A swing set is knocked over in Elton after passing winds around 6 a.m.
Courtesy of Aaron and Emily Guillory

A wind advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. with winds remaining between 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

And, if you haven’t already noticed, there has been a significant drop in temperature with lows in the 30s overnight.