Saturday April 10, 2021 |
(ST. LANDRY PARISH, LOUISIANA) – St. Landry parish Government is on-site of a possible tornado that hit the parish at 2:15 a.m. Saturday. The tornado touched down on Bolden Road off of LA 359 near Palmetto.
Emergency officials are reporting one fatality and seven injuries. The fatality identification is not being released at this time.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this storm,” said Jessie Bellard, St. Landry Parish president. “We’re doing everything we can to those families.”
Bellard reported that SLEMCO, St. Landry Public Works, Animal Control and the Sheriff’s Department was already on scene and working on debris clearance and restoring power to the area. The Red Cross was in route to assist families.
The National Weather Service out of Lake Charles will make a site assessment today and analyze radar damage to determine the size of the possible tornado.