3 twisters skipped through La. during Wednesday's storms - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

3 twisters skipped through La. during Wednesday's storms

In addition to the twister that ripped through an area near Westlake during Wednesday's bout with high winds, hail and rain,  the National Weather Service confirms two others touched down — both in Vernon Parish, near Fort Polk and Toledo Bend.

Unlike the Westlake storm, which left some families homeless and caused another dozen or so people to seek shelter and other help from the Red Cross, neither Vernon Parish twister caused injuries or damaged structures, according to the NWS report.

Both snapped trees but did little else as they rumbled through an area south-southeast of the Toledo Bend dam and three miles south-southeast of the Army base.

The storms were classified EFO, the lowest on the Fujita scale's five-tier ranking system. An EFO packs winds of 65-85 mph and causes relatively minor damage.

The NWS identified the Westlake area tornado as an EF-1. It's 86-110 mph winds hit near Evergreen and Verret Road , then rumbled northeast toward the Houston River, and ending near North Perkins Ferry Road in Moss Bluff.


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