Tornado Warning for Rapides Parish, LA

LAKE CHARLES, LA (223 PM CDT Sat Apr 13 2019) — The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a Tornado Warning for North central Rapides Parish in central Louisiana until 300 PM CDT. At 223 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Alexandria International Airport, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD: Tornado. SOURCE: Radar indicated rotation. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. This dangerous storm will be near Timber Trails, Tioga, Paradise and Kingsville around 230 PM CDT. Ball around 235 PM CDT. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!

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