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Ascension Parish 7th Fire District damaged during storm

7th Fire Dist. in Ascension Parish (Source: Krist Norsworthy, The Creole) 7th Fire Dist. in Ascension Parish (Source: Krist Norsworthy, The Creole)
Damage near Black Bayou (Source: Krist Norsworthy, The Creole) Damage near Black Bayou (Source: Krist Norsworthy, The Creole)
7th Fire Dist. in Ascension Parish (Source: Krist Norsworthy, The Creole) 7th Fire Dist. in Ascension Parish (Source: Krist Norsworthy, The Creole)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

In Ascension Parish, some officials report a tornado caused light to severe damage to residences and businesses in the Black Bayou Road area between Airline Highway and Highway 44.

Ascension Parish Director of Homeland Security Ricky Webber says a tornado has not been confirmed. They believe it may have been straight line winds.

The 7th District Fire Department received heavy damage to the front of the building where glass and walls were destroyed.

Other reports say most of the damage to homes in the Black Bayou area is cosmetic.

No reports of injuries at this time. Other damage appears moderate at this time. This information comes from the Ascension Parish Facebook page.

If you have photos you would like to share of damage from the storm, please send them to 9reports@wafb.com or upload them directly from the WAFB News app on your smartphone. Some photos included in the SLIDESHOW are from The Creole - Ascension Parish Online Newspaper.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a tornado watch for southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. It has been extended to remain in effect until 3 p.m.

The following Louisiana parishes are included in the tornado watch area:

Ascension

Assumption

East Baton Rouge

East Feliciana

Iberville

Livingston

Pointe Coupee

St. Helena

St. James

Tangipahoa

Washington

West Baton Rouge

West Feliciana

 

The following Mississippi counties fall into the tornado watch zone:

Amite

Pike

Walthall

Wilkinson

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