One fatality following tornado in Vernon Parish; Look at some of the storm damage reported

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 15:58:03-05

Update: All people who live in the area of John Brewer Road or Borel road should immediately report to the Rosepine Fire Station. Deputies are trying to account for all residents who live in the area affected by the storm.

The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office says that one fatality has been confirmed from the storms on Monday.

Vernon Sheriff Chief Deputy Calvin Turners says that the person was inside a home when they were killed.

There is extensive damage reported in the parish and residents are asked to stay home if they do not have to be out. Reports of power outages with Beauregard Electric have also been reported.

Numerous trees and power lines have been downed.

The National Weather Service has created a very probable tornado damage path for the Alexandria tornado based on the radar signature. The path length has been estimated at 63 miles.

The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office shared video of damage at a church and cemetery in Cravens, Louisiana.

Below is a video of a possible tornado captured by Heather Welch in the Rosepine area of Vernon Parish.