EF-1 tornado touches down in St. James Parish

April 08, 2018 - 6:44 am

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado caused significant damage to several homes in St. James Parish early Saturday morning.

A roof was completely torn off one house, while several others received significant roof damage.

According to the National Weather Service, an EF-1 tornado touched down in Paulina Saturday morning during severe weather.

The NWS says the tornado was 50 yards wide with winds of 90 miles per hour. The twister's track was 1.16 miles long.

Trees were also uprooted or snapped along its path.

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