Minor storm damage in New Orleans, possible tornado in Amite

Two injured by falling pole in Harvey

Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 7:47 pm

A storm system that moved through south Louisiana Thursday afternoon injured at least two people in the New Orleans area.

A utility pole fell and hit two vehicles in Harvey as the stormy weather passed through the metro area.

The pole fell just before 2 p.m. as winds in the area exceeded 35 miles per hour.

Two minor injuries were reported among occupants in the vehicles.

The downed pole also knocked out power to about 1,500 customers in the area for much of the afternoon.

Meanwhile, a possible tornado touched down in Amite Thursday afternoon, pulling trees from the ground, smashing them into at least two vehicles.

The reports of a tornado came from Dummyline Road around 4:40 p.m.

No injuries have been reported in that area.

WWL-TV reporter Jacqueline Quyhn arrived on the scene to find several trees snapped in half and even some that had been completely uprooted.

The National Weather Service will investigate the area to confirm if the damage was from a tornado, or strong winds.

A line of strong thunderstorms passed through the area, bringing strong winds earlier Thursday.

Southeast Louisiana will remain under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m., but the worst of the storms have passed according to meteorologist Chris Franklin.



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