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NWS Confirms Labadieville Damage Caused By A Tornado

by KQKInews
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A tornado with a peak wind of 80 MPH has been confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS) to have touched down in Labadieville. The EF0 tornado started at the junction of Highway 1011 and Supreme Cross Road in Supreme, LA, and moved north-northeast.

The west side of Highway 1011 sustained the most significant damage, primarily to manufactured homes. One such home was overturned and thrown into a local fire station. NWS officials believe this destruction was due to the poor construction quality of the affected homes.

In contrast, well-constructed homes on the east side of Highway 1011 experienced only minor roof and gutter damage along with fallen trees. Highways 1, 1011, and 308 saw varying degrees of damage including downed trees, damaged thrift store roofs, and concrete blocks displacement.

Debris was scattered across the tornado’s path, with indentations found on both sides of Highway 1011. Additionally, power poles were leaning off Highway 1014 with minor siding damage to some manufactured homes. This could be attributed to either straight-line winds or inflow from the tornado.

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