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A small tornado caused minor damage in Livingston Parish east of Watson Watson early Thursday as severe weather moved through the area, the National Weather Service office at Slidell said.

The NWS confirmed a small EF-0 tornado with winds up to 80 mph.

The tornado crossed La. 1019/Springfield Road, near Rafe Ballard Road, causing minor damage, the weather service said. The tornado touched down for one minute, around 1:20 a.m. 

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