Violent, slow-moving storms heading in from Texas prompted tornado watches in 14 parishes across west Louisiana and flash flood watches across an even broader area.
The system began moving into Louisiana on Tuesday after bringing heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado from southeast Texas north through western Missouri, where forecasters said the weather was unlikely to change for days.
Delta Tech canceled Tuesday night classes, moving some finals to Thursday, KPLC-TV reported (http://bit.ly/hH2tVT).
People near Florien, Zwolle and Belmont reported trees and power lines down Tuesday, but no injuries or other property damage, the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Radar showed a line of storms that could pack winds up to 70 mph about 1 p.m. Tuesday in a line from Campti to 13 miles south of Gibsland, the National Weather Service said.
It said Doppler radar showed a tornado in Natchitoches Parish, but the sheriff’s office said there were no immediate reports of damage.
Bossier Parish officials made sandbags available Tuesday.
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