Weather service confirms two tornadoes on North Shore

Weather service confirms two tornadoes on North Shore

(WVUE) - The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down on the North Shore early Monday morning.

At 4:03 a.m. an EF-1 touched down about four miles northwest of Madisonville near Oak Park Dr. It traveled east across Autumn Creek subdivision and lifted near Dummyline Rd. Several pine trees snapped, fences were blown down and there was minor damage to some structures.

Around 4:14 a.m., an EF-1 tornado touched down four miles north of Covington along Lee Rd. Numerous trees were knocked over, including one on a home.

Both tornadoes had estimated wind speeds of 100 miles per hour.

No injuries were reported.

Schools on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain delayed the start of classes Monday morning after heavy rains moved through the area.

Most areas were expected tp see two to four inches of rain with some areas seeing three to six inches.

Also, a wind advisory and coastal flood advisory in effect for gusts over 40 mph at times and tides running one to two feet above normal.

A power line is down and blocking traffic at Highway 445 at 190 in Robert.

Highway 1082 is closed from Highway 21 to just north of Smith Road due to downed power lines.

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