Tornado snaps trees in Oberlin

Oberlin Tornado damage snaps trees

OBERLIN, LA (KPLC) - The severe weather spreading across Southwest Louisiana, have caused the National Weather Service to survey damage across many areas.

"A week ago Wednesday, we had 12 tornadoes that extended all the way from east Texas all the way over towards Lafayette", said Roger Erickson, National Weather Service Warning Coordinator.

There were resident reports of a possible tornado hitting parts of Allen Parish early Friday morning.

The National Weather Service will survey the damage, if any, to Allen Parish once Calcasieu River Basin waters have receded enough for them to assess the damage.

"If they [debris] are all blown down in the same direction, that typically means straight line winds or a microburst. But when they are blown in different directions or against each other that typically means a tornado", said Erickson.

There was not a Tornado Watch issued for Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Erickson explained that the reason is that the tornado that hit Oberlin was a fluke event.