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Louisiana: Apparent twister destroys buildings, 1 dead

9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, December 16 2019 Dec 16, 2019 December 16, 2019 2:13 PM December 16, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JAY REEVES and JANET McCONNAUGHEY

At least one person is dead in an apparent tornado as dangerous storms sweep across the South. The sheriff's office in Vernon Parison, Louisiana, says a person died when a twister struck a home Monday. A spokesman says officials fear others could be hurt in the area since crews are still trying to get into hard-hit areas. The storms have destroyed buildings, toppled trees and downed power lines in several Louisiana communities, and forecasters say more bad weather is on the way. The weather service says the threat of severe weather would continue through nightfall.

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