Tornado Warning for Central Natchitoches Parish

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Tornado Warning for… Central Natchitoches Parish in northwestern Louisiana… Southwestern Winn Parish in north central Louisiana…
Until 1145 PM CDT

At 1103 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing both tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were located 5 miles west of Natchitoches, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD…Tornado. SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT: Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

These dangerous storms will be near… Natchitoches around 1110 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Calvin, Grand Ecore, Clear Lake, St. Maurice, Clarence, Hagewood, Provencal and Atlanta.

Recommended actions
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

Motorists should not take shelter under highway overpasses. If you cannot safely drive away from the tornado, as a last resort, either park your vehicle and stay put, or abandon your vehicle and lie down in a low lying area and protect yourself from flying debris. Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

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