NEW ROADS, La. (BRPROUD) – According to the National Weather Service, mobile homes were overturned and trees were downed in the New Roads community on Tuesday night.
The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office posted the following on Facebook:
“A tornado touched down on Morel Lane this evening. One unoccupied mobile home was flipped over, and two mobile homes were totaled. Three people sustained mild to moderate injuries and were transported to Pointe Coupee General Hospital for treatment.”
A line of severe weather, including thunderstorms with wind gusts up to 60 mph and pea-sized hail moved through the Greater Baton Rouge Area on Tuesday night. The region was under a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Per NWS, the Pointe Coupee Parish emergency manager reported that the damage happened at about 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office reported that trees were downed, blocking roads around the parish and the Waterloo area could be without power until morning. The office encouraged residents to use caution while crews try to repair the damage.
The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office provided photos of storm damage.
The Iberville Parish emergency manager reported that a travel trailer rolled and was destroyed in a thunderstorm that was part of the same weather system around 8:47 p.m., according to NWS. The damage was northwest of Carville.
Earlier in the afternoon, the City of Plaquemine entirely lost power after a major transmission line failure.