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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Storms fire up around Noon [ Local Stories]

The severe weather risk is not as high Thursday. Wednesday was a rough go at the very start. We had Tornado Warnings posted in Washington Parish into Pearl River County in the morning. There was a Tornado Warning near Belle Chasse. There was another Tornado Warning for the Gulfport area where there is a confirmed EF-0 Tornado with winds of 60 mph. Tree branches crashed into a Condo causing some structural damage. There were several Tornado Warnings in the BR area. There is a confirmed EF-1 tornado with winds of 110 mph. The tornado was on the ground for 3.5 miles with a width of 100 yards. There was building damage along I-10. A vehicle was lifted and tossed onto the interstate. There was some minor damage to Westminster Elementary School. There was also flooding in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Doppler indicated rainfall amounts were as high as 7.6 inches. We also had a Tornado Warning for lower Lafourche near Port Fourchon, but the storm stayed just offshore.

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