NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms 20 tornadoes hit Louisiana on Friday and Saturday.
A 2-year-old girl died when a tree fell on her travel trailer in Bossier Parish. No one was injured by any other tornado.
Tornadoes were reported in 13 parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Lafayette, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, St. Landry, St. Mary, Union, Webster and West Carroll.
Storms ripped through much of Louisiana on Saturday, and forecasters indicated a tornado might have been the cause of damage in the Baton Roug…
The National Weather Service also indicated possible tornadoes in East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes.
The possible tornado in Baton Rouge twisted and snapped at least three trees on the grounds of Woman's Hospital near the corner of Airline and Industriplex. Across the street the sign for Fit Blendz was blown off and tossed onto Pecue Lane, which turns into Industriplex at Airline. Two Fit Blendz employees said besides a few tossed shingles the building didn't sustain any damage, and no one was hurt.
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The most notable storm was the one that killed the girl, stretching 22.5 miles (36.2 kilometers) across Shreveport and Bossier City, damaging commercial buildings, mobile homes and trees before lifting off near Princeton. Top winds were estimated at 110 mph (175 kph), rating EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.
The strongest storm stretched 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) in Bienville Parish, with top winds of 115 mph (185 kph), rating EF-2.
A 2-year-old girl in Haughton was killed Saturday morning when severe storms caused a tree to fall on her family's RV.