Possible Tornado In Louisiana

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Severe weather moving through Louisiana early Thursday morning spawned a possible tornado and left a swath of wind damage.

The National Weather Service says the apparent twister moved through Scott, Louisiana and areas near Lafayette. Roofs were ripped from homes, and a barn was destroyed. Local law enforcement says 15 to 17 homes sustained damage in one area, while areas near Scott also saw several domes damaged.

Across the northern part of the state, strong winds from thunderstorms blew down multiple trees. One tree fell on a house, trapping a resident in Larto Lake, Louisiana. A storm spotter near Kaplan, Louisisana measured a wind gust of 51 mph from a storm that ripped siding and shingles from a house and broke windows.

In the city of Lafayette, several trees and power lines are down, and parts of roofs have been blown off buildings.

The storm system responsible for the damage is making progress and moving into Mississippi and toward Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.