WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KSLA) — At least two homes in the Evergreen Community were destroyed during severe weather Monday morning in Webster Parish.
According to the National Weather Services, a tornado was located around 10:30 a.m. near Cotton Valley.
Lots of trees and power lines also were downed in the area.
A woman whose home was destroyed was taken to the hospital. However, it’s unclear if she was inside of her home at the time.
Multiple tornado warnings and watches were issued across the area. SWEPCO is currently reporting more than 500 power outages.
A tornado, caught on camera, claimed the life of one person in Vernon Parish, west of Alexandria. A tornado emergency was issued by The National Weather Service for the central Louisiana city and its neighboring communities, as the storm moved through the area Monday afternoon.
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Good evening ArkLaTex. Monday’s severe weather threat continues to wind down as we get closer into the late afternoon. The line of storms associated with today’s cold front has left our viewing areas so the threat for severe weather has ENDED for the ArkLaTex!
Behind the front, cold air is moving in to remind us that winter is near. Northern most places such as McCurtain county through southwest Arkansas will see temperatures fall from the upper 30s and 40s into the mid to lower 30s and 40s this evening. Most areas along and south of I-20 will from the 50s into the mid and upper 40s this evening. Besides the cold, we’ll have to keep in mind the wind. Winds behind the front will blow this afternoon and evening 15-25mph and calm down after 6pm.
Overnight lows tonight will drop even more into the mid 30s area wide with the northern most counties in the upper 20s. Thankfully, the next couple of days will remain far more tranquil. Tuesday, clear skies will be on the return followed by a cool morning in the 30s. By the afternoon, we’ll warm into the upper 40s and low 50s area wide. Overnight temperatures will drop even cooler into the low 30s. Some areas will be at or below freezing so remember to bring in pets and any plants that may be damaged from the cold.
Wednesday through Thursday will stay quiet as afternoon highs slowly work their way up into the mid and upper 50s. Wednesday, expect mostly sunny skies and then clouds work their way back in for Thursday ahead of Friday’s weather maker. An upper level system may bring a slight chance for rain and thunderstorms. So far, not looking severe. We’ll keep you updated as we move further along.