NAPOLEONVILLE — Two tornadoes touched down Monday in Assumption Parish, bringing to three the number of twisters created when a severe line of thunderstorms tore through southeast Louisiana.
U.S. National Weather Service damage assessment teams confirmed Tuesday that the tornados touched down in Napoleonville and Pierre Part, said Chris Bannan, meteorologist with the Weather Service office in Slidell.
He said the Pierre Part tornado touched down at the end of Derrick Street east of La. 70 and ultimately disappeared into a swamp off Noe Street.
He did not have the precise location where the Napoleonville twister hit.
He said the Weather Service won’t know the path and severity of the tornadoes until the damage assessment teams return to Slidell.
He said the teams are also still checking damage in Baton Rouge, an area north of Thibodaux, Des Allemands and Belle Chasse.
He also said another weak tornado hit in Kenner between the Duncan Canal and the intersection of West Esplanade and Loyola avenues.
Maximum winds were 90 mph for that tornado, Bannan said.