17mayAll DayChurch Point (Acadia/St Landry Parish, LA)


Start Time: 8:34 pm CDT

End Time: 8:41 pm CDT

Rating:  EF3

Estimated Peak Winds: 150 mph

Path length: 4 miles

Width: 100 yards

Fatalities: 1

Injuries:  9

Parish:  Acadia, St. Landry

State:  Louisiana

Start Lat/Lon: 30.4597 / -92.2678

End Lat/Lon: 30.4176 / -92.2234

An EF-3 tornado was documented in parts of Acadia and St. Landry Parishes. It began near Gobert Rd and Pitreville Hwy, and crossed Grand Marais Rd, Prudence Hwy, St. Margaret Rd, Lawtell Hwy, and N Beaugh St. One home was picked up off its pilings and thrown 50 yards to its south, destroying the home. Three people were inside. One person was killed, and the other two people are hospitalized with significant injuries. Nearby, 4 mobile homes were destroyed. Two were flipped in the air and separated from the frame, another one rolled over on top of an SUV, and the fourth was pulled off its blocks and had significant structural damage.  Two grain dryers were destroyed at a farm, and an 18 wheeler used to transport crops was picked up and flipped onto the road. The tornado ended on the city limits of Church Point where a large tree fell on a home.


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