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 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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