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Tornado warning issued for northern Washington Parish

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A tornado warning has been issued for northern Washington Parish until 7 a.m.

At 6:23 a.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Wilmer about 12 miles west of Franklinton. The storm was moving east at 35 mph and could be in Franklinton by 6:45 a.m.

Radar indicated rotation in the system.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes could be damaged or destroyed.

Damage to roofs, windows and vehicles could also occur. Tree damage is likely.

The Louisiana State Police are reporting trees and debris down on I-55 North of Roseland. One lane is blocked in each direction along I-55 and U.S. 51 north of Roseland.

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