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NWS: Poss. Tornadoes damage homes in Livingston, Pearl River Co., MS, storms headed East

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Damage reports are coming in as a severe line of storms causes havoc in Southeast Louisiana and parts of southern Mississippi.

Pearl River County EOC reports large limbs have damaged the roofs of multiple homes in the county. About a half dozen sheds were also reported damaged. The EOC spokesman also says that an unoccupied camper trailer was turned over and a mobile home east northeast of McNeil was destroyed. No injuries have been reported.  

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports flooding and downed power lines in Pearl River County in addition to structure damage and down tree limbs. The Mississippi State Department of Health has been called in to provide assistance to a family, according to a MEMA spokesperson.

5:50 p.m. - National Weather Service has canceled the Tornado Watch for all of Southeast Louisiana and both Hancock and Pearl River Counties in Mississippi. 

4:45 p.m. - National Weather Service advisory: Emergency crews report a possible tornado has destroyed a mobile home on McNeill-McHenry Road, 10 miles east northeast of McNeil, MS. 

4:23 p.m. - The National Weather Service advisory: Fire department and rescue crews report a possible tornado ripped the roof off of a home and knocked down several trees one mile west of McNeil, MS.  

4:00 p.m., The National Weather Service says that a home in Pearl River, MS sustained roof/structural damage from a possible tornado. 

According the the National Weather Service, four homes in Livingston Parish have been damaged by the line of storms heading for the Greater New Orleans Area. The NWS said four homes on Hutchinson Cemetery Road in Albany, La. sustained damage, but crews have not been able to survey how serious the damage is. No injuries have been reported.

The severe thunderstorm possibly causing tornadoes is moving East across Louisiana. The latest information from the NWS puts the line of storms in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes where Tornado Warnings are currently in effect.

The NWS advises residents area the storm passes to take cover now. Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows if possible.

Severe Thunderstorm warnings are now in effect or Washington Parish and Tangipahoa Parish until 3:45 p.m.

Parishes under the Tornado Watch include: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

The watches went into effect around 11:45 a.m. and will remain until 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.

A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable in and around the watch area for the development of tornadoes. In addition to tornadoes wind gusts up to 70 mph and dangerous lightning are possible.

Fox 8 will continue to update this story storms move through our area.

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