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A look at damage from Saturday's severe storms in Acadiana

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Posted at 5:14 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 21:02:57-05

Reports of storm damage are now coming in as rains and winds move out of the Acadiana area.

In Calcasieu Parish where the weather passed through earlier this morning, a few reports of damage were made, including a truck stop canopy collapse.

The Iowa Fire was dispatched to Loves Truck Stop for a canopy collapse at around 2:30 a.m., according to KPLC. Photos from the fire department show the canopy on its side near the building.

Lafayette Parish has seen some damage following the storms.

Cindy Premeaux sent us this photo of bricks blown off the side of a building in Lafayette.

Brick wall collapsed

Damage from the storm at the intersection of Louisiana Ave. and E. Butcher Switch Road in Lafayette (photos courtesy of Irvin Roberts).

Winds blew a carport roof into a fence.
Winds tore the roof off of this carport in Lafayette.

Viewer Donald Broussard sent us this video compilation from the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette:

In Ossun (north of Scott), strong winds took down a barn. (Photo courtesy of Lori Romero Suire).

Destroyed barn on Rome Lane in Ossun

An awning was torn from a home in Carencro. (Photo courtesy of Merril Wesbrook

A tree on Domingue Avenue in Lafayette fell on a brick wall structure outside a home.

A tree fell at the corner of Eraste Landry Road and Foreman Drive. That tree took down a power line and blocked part of the roadway. A number of roadways in Lafayette are still blocked with downed wires or poles. For the at story, click here.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says that besides some wires down they has been no damage reported as of 7:00 a.m. Saturday. More updates are expected.

One woman in Sunset did report damage to her property. A canopy on Cynthia Blanton's front porch was taken off by strong winds at around 1:20 a.m.

In Erath a viewer shared the damage to their home after their patio was blown off. Photo courtesy of Curtis Hamlin.

In Arnaudville, viewer Mindy Babb says that her front porch was taken down in sections due to the strong winds. She also says parts of her roof were taken off her home.

Also in St. Martin Parish, the Sheriff's Office reported downed power poles and property damage in the area. The St. Martin OHSEP said the most damage was in the Arnaudville area. No injuries have been reported.

In Kaplan, Mayor Mike Kloesel says that he believes a small twister must have passed through the area. He provided images of damage from around the town. No tornadoes have been confirmed in Louisiana.

In Vermilion Parish, a rotten tree fell on a Centerville gas junction. There was no major damage and no one was injured, according to viewer Jude Andre.

Tree fell on gas junction in Abbeville.

Those with images of damage may send them in to KATC, once it is safe to do so. For more on watches and warnings in Acadiana, click here.