NWS survey team confirms EF-1 tornado near Bundick Lake
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A National Weather Service survey team has confirmed an EF-1 tornado that occurred over Beauregard and Allen Parish.
The tornado started just south of Bundick Lake and traveled into Allen Parish before lifting back up near Mittie.
Numerous trees and power lines were downed on La. 26 in Allen Parish, causing the highway to be temporarily closed.
The NWS plans to survey another area in Beauregard Parish in between U.S. 171 and Bundick Lake.
The National Weather Service survey team also confirmed EF-1 tornadoes in Carlyss and Lake Charles.
Storm teams were out today surveying damage left by overnight storms.
A tornado touched down on West McNeese Street near the old Kroger as an EF-1, with winds that neared EF2 levels. During an EF-1 tornado, winds range from 86 to 110 miles per hour.
The survey says the tornado began near the corner of McNeese Street and Manor Lane and continued east for 0.6 miles to Common Street.
The tornado in Carlyss touched down on Choupique Road.
The survey said that the tornado formed on Shelby Lane and continued east for 6.4 miles to Vincent Setlement Road with winds of 109 miles per hour.
The front doors to the old Kroger were blown in and the roof to the old Rite Aid next door was damaged.
Viewer photos from Sarah Blum Walker in Carlyss show damage on Choupiqe Road.
Storm damage has been reported all around Southwest Louisiana.
The good news is that we’re looking at better weather the rest of the week. Get your forecast HERE.
Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.