Tornado Warning issued for Livingston & Tangipahoa Parishes

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Tornado Warning for areas of Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes.

Central Livingston Parish and southwestern Tangipahoa Parish are both under a tornado warning until 1:30 p.m.

At 12:40 p.m, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near French Settlement, or 14 miles northeast of Gonzales, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those without shelter, and mobile homes can be damaged or destroyed

The following Interstates can be affected by the tornadoes:

  • Interstate 12 between mile markers 24 and 43.
  • Interstate 55 in Louisiana between mile markers 27 and 40.

Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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