Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tornado hits Iberia Parish, Louisiana, but no injuries reported

An EF1 tornado touched down today southeast of New Iberia, blowing homes off their foundations, snapping trees and peeling siding and roofs off mobile homes, said Mike Marcotte, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles.

It was one of three tornadoes reported today. The others were in Breaux Bridge and Iberville Parish.

The Breaux Bridge tornado, also and EF1, was about 50 yards wide and three miles long. Fifty homes suffered minor to moderate damage, Marcotte said.