Christmas Eve storm damages in SWLA

By Britney Glaser - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Christmas Eve is off to a stormy start across much of Louisiana and there are damages across Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana in this system's wake.

As the line of fast-moving thunderstorms swept eastward, it knocked down a vacant home in Hackberry.  A few miles away, a shop in someone's backyard was ripped up and blown about 50 yards into a nearby field.  No injuries are reported from the Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office.

In Scott, however, it's a different story.  The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office tells 7News that a tree fell on a home at 8:47 A.M. killing an unidentified male.

Another area with several storm damage reports is in and around Crowley.  The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office reports moderate to severe damage to several homes.  Our newsroom has also been told that some homes have been completely destroyed.  At this time, there are no reports of fatalities in Acadia Parish, but two minor injuries have been confirmed.

7News has a crew covering this story today and we'll bring you the latest information on later editions of 7News and on

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