Tornado leaves one person dead in Vernon Parish

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Photo by Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Adams, courtesy of the VPSO Facebook page.

One person has died in an area east of Rosepine after a tornado ripped through parts of Vernon Parish Monday, the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

It’s likely that more areas will be impacted by severe weather Monday afternoon as storms push eastward, according to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

There have been some reports of damage to homes and other structures, downed trees and power lines and blocked roadways, according to GOHSEP.

GOHSEP activated a Crisis Action Team to handle severe weather-related situations after several tornado warnings and severe weather warnings were issued starting Monday morning.

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