St. John the Baptist Parish is now under a tornado warning until 3:00 p.m.
National Weather Service Meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Raceland moving 50 mph.
The safest place to be during a tornado is under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. Residents should seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet if a tornado is spotted in the area. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.
If in a mobile home or vehicle, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter as soon as possible. Residents should dial 9-1-1 in the event an emergency or significant concern arises.
A tornado watch will remain in effect until 8:00 p.m. this evening.
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