VIDEO: Possible tornadoes hit New Iberia, damaging hospital

Possible tornado hits New Iberia damaging hospital
Possible tornado hits New Iberia damaging hospital(Jeremy Myers via KATC)
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 12:27 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 7:13 PM CST
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New Iberia, LA (KPLC) - At least one tornado reportedly touched down in New Iberia today as a line of storms traveled eastward across Louisiana.

The New Iberia Police Department says that both the Iberia Medical Center and the South Port subdivision received significant damage.

Multiple agencies are on location in the damaged areas rendering aid and commencing rescue efforts. Citizens are asked to stay out of the area.

A temporary shelter has been set up at New Iberia Senior High School.

The National Weather Service provided the following update Wednesday evening: “The storm survey for Iberia Parish has been suspended for the night due to darkness and will be finished up on Thursday morning. So far the highest intensity for the damage will be EF2 Tornado.”

Video taken by Mike Ibert on Hwy 90 East in New Iberia.
Video taken by Justin Anthony Trahan on Hwy 90 in New Iberia.
Video captured by Angel Foret shows debris flying as a suspected tornado hits New Iberia.

(Gallery below courtesy of Pam Menard)