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Tornado damage reported in northwest Louisiana

January 9, 2022 GMT

MANY, La. (AP) — A suspected tornado destroyed a mobile home and injured five members of a family in rural northwest Louisiana on Sunday, authorities said.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office said the storm was reported in the Peason community. It damaged or destroyed 15 homes, five barns and numerous sheds and vehicles. It also downed trees and knocked out power in the area.

The conditions of the injured in Sabine Parish were not immediately known. There were no reported fatalities.

The storm hit Sunday morning and was part of a system of stormy weather that moved across parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama during the day. Tornado watches stretched across a broad swath of south Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday evening.