NWS confirms EF-2 tornado hit Lamar County - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

NWS confirms EF-2 tornado hit Lamar County

Homes damaged on Rocky Branch Road in Lamar County. Homes damaged on Rocky Branch Road in Lamar County.
  • More on KPLCTV.comMore>>

  • Possible tornado damages several homes in Copiah County

    Possible tornado damages several homes in Copiah County

    Thursday, January 21 2016 11:30 PM EST2016-01-22 04:30:01 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 12:46 AM EST2016-01-22 05:46:50 GMT

    Thursday's severe weather caused scattered damage across parts of central Mississippi, but no deaths thus far. For Wesson resident Jerrie Bland, it was all over in a terrifying instant. 

    More >>

    Thursday's severe weather caused scattered damage across parts of central Mississippi, but no deaths thus far. For Wesson resident Jerrie Bland, it was all over in a terrifying instant. 

    More >>
PINE BELT -

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado tore through The Pine Belt Thursday night.

Friday Lamar County supervisors signed a local emergency proclamation for the county. 

MOBILE USERS: Click here for damage photos

Roads with the most damage were in Lamar County, and include Rocky Branch Road, Slade Road, HR Watts Road, Old Salt Road, Old Black Creek Road, Sand Lane, and Herron Lane. 

There were reports of a tree falling on a house on Old Salt Road, and a mobile home being destroyed on Sand Lane. 

There were no fatalities or injuries reported.

The Oak Grove search and rescue team has mobilized, and has set up a rescue station at the Oloh Volunteer Fire Station. 

Crews from the Jackson National Weather Service will survey the damaged areas Friday to determine aspects of the storm, or classify the strength of the tornado if one was spawned.

Oloh Volunteer Firefighters said anyone who needs any tarps or supplies must go to the Oloh Volunteer Fire Department.

Emergency crews stress that if you do not live in the areas hit by the storm to stay off the roads unless you need to travel.

Other counties that experienced damage from Thursday's storms include Clarke, Jasper, and the city of  Bay Springs, according to the National Weather Service. 

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved.

  • Storm damage in six counties

    Storm damage in six counties

    Thursday, January 21 2016 9:55 PM EST2016-01-22 02:55:35 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 12:28 AM EST2016-01-22 05:28:50 GMT
    The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reporting damage in six counties from storms that moved through the state Thursday.  MEMA External Affairs Director, Greg Flynn tells us so far there are no reports of injuries.  More >>

    The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is reporting damage in six counties from storms that moved through the state Thursday.  MEMA External Affairs Director, Greg Flynn tells us so far there are no reports of injuries. 

    More >>
  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Leesville art exhibit honors former state park Hodges Gardens

    Leesville art exhibit honors former state park Hodges Gardens

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:04:17 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Last October Louisiana lost a hidden gem---Hodges Gardens.  The state couldn't fund the park anymore, and with no one willing to step in and keep it running, it finally closed down.  But a local art exhibit in Leesville wants to preserve the garden's memory and inspire someone to consider opening it again.  On the walls of Gallery One Ellleven you'll find the beauty of Hodges Gardens.  Last summer Jerry Keeton decided he wanted to create water color painti...

    More >>

    Last October Louisiana lost a hidden gem---Hodges Gardens.  The state couldn't fund the park anymore, and with no one willing to step in and keep it running, it finally closed down.  But a local art exhibit in Leesville wants to preserve the garden's memory and inspire someone to consider opening it again.  On the walls of Gallery One Ellleven you'll find the beauty of Hodges Gardens.  Last summer Jerry Keeton decided he wanted to create water color painti...

    More >>
  • Shrimp and Jazz Fest is Saturday June 23rd

    Shrimp and Jazz Fest is Saturday June 23rd

    Shrimp and Jazz Fest is Saturday June 23rd

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:45:05 GMT
    image courtesy of thechangetrend.comimage courtesy of thechangetrend.com
    image courtesy of thechangetrend.comimage courtesy of thechangetrend.com
    Jazz music has been a staple of Louisiana's culture for many years, and you can help celebrate it this weekend. The Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, June 23rd. Jazz in the Arts is hosting a free jazz workshop before the festival starting at 9, and Jazz After Dark will follow the festival at 7 p.m.  Musician Mickey Smith Junior, with be performing at the event. Mickey Smith Jr. said in a statem...More >>
    Jazz music has been a staple of Louisiana's culture for many years, and you can help celebrate it this weekend. The Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, June 23rd. Jazz in the Arts is hosting a free jazz workshop before the festival starting at 9, and Jazz After Dark will follow the festival at 7 p.m.  Musician Mickey Smith Junior, with be performing at the event. Mickey Smith Jr. said in a statem...More >>
  • Compromise reached in special session

    Compromise reached in special session

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-06-23 01:28:47 GMT
    Rep. Paula Davis, a first-term legislator, presented the compromise bill that resolved a battle in the House over renewing part of a cent of state sales tax. (Source: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)Rep. Paula Davis, a first-term legislator, presented the compromise bill that resolved a battle in the House over renewing part of a cent of state sales tax. (Source: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

    By Paul Braun, Drew White, and Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--The House erupted into cheers Friday after voting 74-24 to renew 0.45 percent of an expiring penny of sales tax until 2025, breaking a huge logjam and reaching a compromise with Gov. John Bel Edwards after nearly five months of intense fighting. The bill would generate $466 million in additional revenue next year, falling $102 million short of the $648 million that Edwards had originally ...

    More >>

    By Paul Braun, Drew White, and Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--The House erupted into cheers Friday after voting 74-24 to renew 0.45 percent of an expiring penny of sales tax until 2025, breaking a huge logjam and reaching a compromise with Gov. John Bel Edwards after nearly five months of intense fighting. The bill would generate $466 million in additional revenue next year, falling $102 million short of the $648 million that Edwards had originally ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly