Thirteen homes in Arabi damaged in likely tornado May 23 but no one injuredJun 1st, 2012 | By admin | Category: News
Thirteen homes in Arabi received damage – mostly to roofs, sides of homes and to sheds – and trees were toppled during a likely tornado whose funnel cloud was spotted in the area during a rain storm on Wednesday, May 23, but no one was injured, Sheriff-elect James Pohlmann said. Homes on the streets Perrin, Chincilla, Llama, Cougar, Schnell and Puma received damage in the incident that happened about 3 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office received calls from residents whose homes were damaged and from witnesses who reported seeing a funnel cloud, Pohlmann said. Sheriff’s deputies were on the scenes afterward, along with workers from parish government who put up temporary tarps over some damaged roofs and took care of uprooted trees. Entergy also responded to electrical outages in the area. Shown, workers put up a tarp over a damaged home on Chincilla, as Parish President David Peralta is on the scene. Also, workers are shown hauling away an uprooted tree on Chincilla.
photos by Steve Canizaro