Possible Tornado Damages Plant In Southern Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (January 10, 2013)--Southwest Louisiana was emerging Thursday from downpours that pushed rivers and streams to or near flood stage.

National Weather Service hydrologist Jonathan Brazzell said flooding probably will affect mostly streets along rivers and streams.

Eunice got nearly 11.2 inches of rain in the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m., and Iowa got 9.7 inches.

The weather service says an industrial plant south of Plaquemine may have been damaged by a tornado Thursday morning.

No injuries were reported.

The Louisiana National Guard sent a high-water truck and two soldiers each to Marksville and to Crowley, where the weather service reported 9.35 inches of rain in 24 hours.

Forecasters say the really bad weather is out of the state with the next wave of rain expected Saturday.

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