POINTE COUPEE PARISH, La. — Three people were injured and sent to the hospital after strong winds from a severe weather system tossed mobile homes in Pointe Coupee Parish Tuesday night.
The parish sheriff’s office says a possible tornado flipped over one unoccupied mobile home and destroyed at least two other mobile homes.
Three people suffered moderate injuries in the incident and were transported to Pointe Coupee General Hospital for treatment.
Severe weather investigators have not yet confirmed if the strong winds that hit the mobile homes in Ventress Louisiana were a tornado or just strong winds produced by the severe weather storm.
The sheriff’s office also reported multiple power outages and trees blocking roadways.
“We’ve received reports that the Waterloo area could possibly be without power until tomorrow morning. Please use caution while crews are trying to clean up and repair the damage,” the sheriff’s office said in a social media post.
WWL-TV Meteorologist Payton Malone says the severe weather has moved well east of the area, but a few storms will linger in the New Orleans area through most of Wednesday morning. This will produce drier but chillier air with lows in the 50s.