At least 200 homes and other buildings were damaged in St. John the Baptist Parish following the touchdown of two tornadoes there Tuesday, Parish President Natalie Robottom and the National Weather Service said Wednesday morning.
LaPlace was the hardest-hit of St. John's communities after a tornado struck there about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, tearing off homes' roofs and tossing vehicles around. The Cambridge, Riverlands subdivision (Ellerslie, Greenwood, Madewood and West Frisco), Palmetto, Indigo Parkway and Belle Terre areas were all badly damaged.
View the gallery above and the video below to see images of the destruction.
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