Several injured following severe weather in Acadiana

Posted at 8:05 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 00:54:13-04

We have damage reports, video and images of possible tornadoes in the Church Point, Mamou and Eunice areas.

Severe damage was reported to several homes in rural Acadia Parish; officials say there are numerous injuries reported, from minor to severe in nature. The worst of the damage seen on Prudence Highway in Acadia Parish, near Church Point, with reports of flipped homes and even an 18-wheeler.

Here's some video from the scene. WARNING: Language. Discretion advised.

Mayor Rickey Fontenot in Mamou says another suspected tornado hit his town tonight. No injuries but once again downed trees, roofs damaged, patio covers off.

Here's some video from Mamou:

And another from Mamou:

Here's some video from Evangeline Parish

Here's a photo from Mamou:

Photo by Frieda Cloud Hebert

Here's a photo from Chataignier:

And one from Eunice:

Amber Higgibotham took this one in her back yard in Eunice:

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