Morning storms leave damage in parts of SW LA

VIDEO: 18-wheeler in storm at truck stop in Jennings

Severe storms rolled through southwest Louisiana this morning and reports of damage have been coming in to the KPLC 7 newsroom.  Here is a timeline of how events unfolded this morning with a list of all the storm reports we have received so far.


* Earlier this morning around 7:45 AM, a tree was reported down over Beglis Parkway in Sulphur. 
* At 8:00 AM, 60+ MPH wind gusts were reported near Grand Lake in Cameron Parish. 
*At 9:00 AM power lines and trees were reported down from Interstate 10 along Hwy. 26 to about 3 miles south of Interstate 10 near Jennings in Jeff Davis Parish. 
*A tree was blown onto a house on Shannon Drive and power lines were downed in Jennings at 9:00 AM as well.  
*The nasty line of storms continued east producing a possible tornado 2 miles ESE of Rayne.  *There was a report of someone's floor shaking and a freight train sound at 9:30AM from a storm spotter near Rayne. 
*Around 9:30 AM wind gusts of 75 MPH were reported on the south side of Lafayette in the same nasty line of storms. 
*Then a 9:33 AM, a funnel cloud was reported by law enforcement near Duson which was also spotted near Maurice and Lafayette at 9:36 AM.

As more storm reports come in to the newsroom we will pass them along as soon as we receive them.

If you have damage reports please email them to news@kplctv.com or post them to our KPLC 7 News Facebook page.  You can also contact the newsroom with storm damage info at 439-9071.

We will have a full recap of today's storms tonight on 7News at 6 and 7News Nightcast at 10.

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