WATCH: Tornado rips through church playground - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

WATCH: Tornado rips through church playground

When the high winds and heavy rain stop, the playground is almost unrecognizable. When the high winds and heavy rain stop, the playground is almost unrecognizable.
TUPELO, MS (WVUE) -

Security cameras at a Tupelo, MS pre-school were rolling as a deadly tornado swept through the town. For five minutes and 11 seconds, viewers can watch the devastation play out right before their eyes.

As the tornado approached on April 28, St. Luke United Methodist Church's security camera, which was recording video of the pre-school's playground, appears to go into night vision mode.

Not one minute into the video, high winds, rain, and lightning are visible. As the wind intensifies, pouring rain covers the lens of the camera making the playground hard to see. But through the heavy rain, the damage being done to the playground is clear.

Trees begin falling and debris starts flying around the playground. When the high winds and heavy rain stop, the playground is almost unrecognizable. Some playground equipment, including the slide, remain, but the damage has been done.

The EF-3 tornado that blew through Tupelo killed at least one person in Lee County. The storm carved a 24-mile-long swath from Tupelo to Ozark in Itawamba County.

Mobile users can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq16iF8RXlA

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved. 
  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Blood supply at critical level

    Blood supply at critical level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:09:39 GMT
    LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)LifeShare Blood Centers in Lake Charles only has a two day supply of blood components this week and several storage drawers sit empty. (Source: KPLC)

    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

    More >>

    Blood supply is at a critically low level in Southwest Louisiana and as we head into a holiday weekend, there is growing concern it could further deplete.

    More >>
  • Family of KK's Corner murder victim wants case reopened

    Family of KK's Corner murder victim wants case reopened

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:15:01 GMT

    It's coming up on the 20th anniversary of the murders at KK's corner, a convenience store south of Lake Charles where three people were shot and killed. The store now has a different name. This past weekend, the brother of one of the victims posted about the anniversary on Face book and was pleased to see so much local interest. Lane LeBouef is the older brother of murder victim Marty LeBouef, who was 21 years old when he died.  LeBouef wants the case re-opened to seek...

    More >>

    It's coming up on the 20th anniversary of the murders at KK's corner, a convenience store south of Lake Charles where three people were shot and killed. The store now has a different name. This past weekend, the brother of one of the victims posted about the anniversary on Face book and was pleased to see so much local interest. Lane LeBouef is the older brother of murder victim Marty LeBouef, who was 21 years old when he died.  LeBouef wants the case re-opened to seek...

    More >>
  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly