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Tornado destroys homes in weather-battered western Louisiana

Wednesday’s severe weather was the latest weather calamity to batter the Lake Charles region in a little over a year.

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A tornado in western Louisiana damaged more than a dozen homes in a part of the state still struggling to recover from repeated weather disasters. 

The National Weather Service said in a preliminary report posted on Twitter that an EF-2 tornado caused “significant structural damage” to about a dozen homes when it touched down around midday Wednesday.

Several other homes also received minor damage. Two people were injured. The tornado was part of a line of severe weather that moved from Texas across southern Louisiana and into Mississippi. 

Wednesday’s severe weather was the latest weather calamity to batter the Lake Charles region in a little over a year.

    

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