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Trees, power lines down across Acadiana as severe weather passes through area

Posted at 8:38 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 18:47:12-04

Opelousas Police have confirmed with KATC that there are trees down "all over" the city tonight as a severe weather system moves through the area.

Police say a woman was trapped inside of her home on Vidrine Street due to a fallen tree. A tree also fell on a vehicle while a woman was driving down Main Street, but the driver was able to safely exit the vehicle.

KATC's Katie Easter was live in St. Landry Parish, where she was told by a neighbor that the woman inside the home was able to safely exit. The tree went across the home, causing extensive damage.

We are receiving reports of downed trees and power lines in various places across Acadiana. Below are viewer submitted photos from tonight's severe weather event.

Vidrine St. in Opelousas

Vidrine St. in Opelousas

Home on Vidrine Street in Opelousas

Photo courtesy Candy Terry - Mamou

Photo courtesy Anjele Benoit - Iota

Video courtesy Liz Veillon - Five miles off Hwy. 97, near Basile in St. Landry Parish

Catrina Soileau Sanchez

Photo courtesy Catrina Soileau Sanchez

Opelousas storm damage to home of Mary Pappillion

Photo courtesy of Joseph Auzenne - Opelousas.

Interior damage to home of Mary Pappillion.

Photo courtesy of Joseph Auzenne - Opelousas.