NWS: 10 Tornadoes Struck Louisiana On Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service has updated to ten the number of tornadoes that hit Louisiana Tuesday, including four EF-2 tornadoes that were responsible for the extreme damage in Convent and LaPlace, along with an EF-2 in Livingston Parish and one in Paincourtville.

         Meteorologist Phil Grigsby told The Associated Press Thursday the tornado that destroyed a Convent trailer park was an EF-2 tornado, with winds of 111-135 mph. Other EF-2 tornadoes were confirmed in Livingston, Paincourtville, and the one in LaPlace, which destroyed or badly damaged at least 200 homes in several subdivisions.

         The five other tornadoes were an EF-0, with winds of 65-85 mph. They were in Lacombe, Kenner, Madisonville, Manchac, Montpelier, and Prairieville.

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         Grigsby said survey teams are investigating several other suspected sites for tornado damage.

         – by AP Reporter Bill Fuller


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