Weather

Five injured, homes, structures, and vehicles destroyed in Sabine Parish tornado

UPDATE – The National Weather Service office in Shreveport, Louisiana says its survey team has concluded that an EF2 tornado hit near in Sabine Parish, near Peason, Louisiana, early Sunday morning. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at about 125 mph. The tornado’s maximum width was around a half a mile and the total path length was about 3.5 miles.

ORIGINAL STORY – Word came out of Sabine Parish on Sunday morning that a family of five was injured and multiple homes and other structures were destroyed by overnight severe thunderstorms.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department is reporting that it was likely a tornado that struck the Peason Community in the eastern portion of the parish early Sunday morning. A post on the department’s Facebook page said that five family members were injured when their mobile home was complete destroyed.

The department said eleven homes, seven various out-buildings, and multiple vehicles were damaged or destroyed, while trees and power lines were also knocked down.

On Sunday the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department was asking people to avoid the Peason Community. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service will have people on the ground to assess the damage and determine if it was a tornado, and the intensity.

Written by Steve W Stewart

Categories: Weather

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