Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Severe weather across Mississippi and Louisiana: State of emergency declared


Recent Natural Disasters 2013: Storm causes Flooding, Mudslides across Mississippi and Louisiana.
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Update
-Gov. BobbyJindal has declared a statewide emergency after storms rolled across Louisiana.
-At least three tornadoes touched down in Louisiana Thursday morning: one near New Iberia, another in Breaux Bridge and a third near Plaquemine.
-An industrial plant south of Plaquemine was damaged by a tornado.
-Several mudslides reported at Natchez streets.
-Floods affected Gentry High School in Indianola. Students were shifted when the classroom flooded.
-There was also localized street flooding in parts of Vicksburg. Two people were rescued.
-Downed trees were reported along the Natchez Trace and Mississippi Highway 547 near Port Gibson.

Update 17:35 UTC
Significant flooding reported currently in Acadiana including reports of people having to be rescued. Wind damage also recently reported in Franklinton.

Update 17:20 UTC
Tornado warning issued for Plaquemines & St. Bernard until 11:45. Severe thunderstorm will be in Yscloskey around 11:40.

Update 17:10 UTC
Major flooding issues currently in Southern Louisiana. Several roads are under water and evacuations are going on near Lafayette.

Update 16:50 UTC
Flooding in Iota, LA caused evacuation of several people.

Update 16:30 UTC

Currently it is heavily raining in LA and MS.

Update 15:45 UTC
Wind Reports
Adams County, Mississippi

TREE DOWN ON HOUSE ON BISHOP ST. (NATCHEZ)

Jefferson County, Mississippi

TREES DOWN COUNTY WIDE. (FAYETTE)

Caliborne County, Mississippi

TREES DOWN ALONG NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY AND HWY 547. (1 SE PORT GIBSON)

Iberville County, Louisiana

TORNADO TOUCH DOWN AT AN INDUSTRIAL PLANT ON HIGHWAY 405. LIGHT TO MODERATE ROOF DAMAGE REPORTED. (1 S PLAQUEMINE)
(Source NOAA'S National weather Service)   

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There are reports of trees down county-wide, with several mudslides, in Adams County, Mississippi.
Tornado Warning for Jefferson county was cancelled but was still in effect for Western Adams county until 7:30am.

The National Weather Service In Jackson Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For

Copiah County In Central Mississippi... This Includes The Cities Of... Hazlehurst... Crystal Springs... Lincoln County In South Central Mississippi... This Includes The City Of Brookhaven... Claiborne County In Southwest Mississippi... Franklin County In Southwest Mississippi... Jefferson County In Southwest Mississippi...

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