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Old 01-11-2020, 06:59 AM
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Three deaths in the area last night due to tornado activity in my area. Tree went down on houses from my understanding. There were hurricane strength winds at time.

Also, a local middle school had their roof tore off of almost an entire wing. The teachers lost almost everything in their classrooms. I'm waiting to find out what is needed to help those teachers get their rooms restocked as they figure out what to do with all the kids for classes. I'm just glad this occurred when no people were in the building.

Another friend had the house they were about to move into catch on fire. Luckily the landlord is letting them move into another one of his rental properties elsewhere in the same neighborhood for the same cost.

Scattered property damage and power out in places.

How did everyone else in the path of that horrible front come out of this?


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Old 01-11-2020, 07:13 AM
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Just found out two of the deaths were an elderly couple who's house (mobile home) was thrown 200 feet in the winds.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:50 AM
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We are actually waiting for it to move through now. The winds have been high and the local meteorologists have been warning us for days. With all the rain we have had, a major concern is falling trees because the ground is so saturated.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:59 AM
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Stay safe. It was scary last night. I hope it's not as bad for y'all as expected.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:27 AM
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So scary! I am so glad you are OK!

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Old 01-11-2020, 06:17 PM
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I was a nervous wreck last night. We had experienced wind shear during a spring storm one year. It did quite a bit of damage. However, this time, thankfully, we were ok. We heard the wind, rain, thunder, and lightening and didn't sleep until after 3 am.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:59 PM
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Right in the middle of it last night . It went North of me like you mentioned with the Middle School then South of me. I was a lucky one . They had all the residents in my momís assisted living huddled together. Shame about the lost lives . We never know.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:19 PM
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I remember we are in the same parish. Good friend of mine lives just a couple turns from the middle school complex out that way. My aunt lives close to the area where the mobile home was thrown. I can't imagine how scary it must have been for all the residents at your mom's home - especially if any of them have any memory issues. I woke up around midnight with the alarm on my phone. It took forever to fall back asleep.

I think I can say I was more scared when the winds went away suddenly than when they were blowing.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:40 PM
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My school was totally destroyed in Dec. of Ď78. So I understand the feeling of lost . One of my kindergarteners ( Now all grown up lol) teaches there. I saw the pics of his room . Yep it was about 1 when it hit!
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:14 AM
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Was this tornado in the Louisianna area? It sounds very frightening with the noise,lightening and rain all mixed together.


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Old 01-12-2020, 05:25 PM
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Straight line winds and some tornadoes. . At the time if you looked on the radar a person saw a red/ orange heavy streak that started in Texas and above. When it got to Louisiana it was like a knife cut vertical of the state ... North to Ark. moving to MS and AL.
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