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Effie Tornado

DATE: 9/1/08
TIME:  807 PM
PARISH: Rapides
RATING: EF0
PATH LENGTH: 1/10 mile
PATH WIDTH: 25 yards
DAMAGE:  A small tornado was seen by a trained spotter near Effie. It produced no damage.

Mansura Tornado

DATE: 9/1/08
TIME:  510 PM
PARISH: Avoyelles
RATING: EF0
PATH LENGTH: 1/10 mile
PATH WIDTH: 25 yards
DAMAGE:  A small tornado was seen by a sheriff deputy near Mansura. It produced no damage.

LeBlanc Tornado

DATE: 9/2/08
TIME:  708 PM
PARISH: Allen
RATING: EF0
PATH LENGTH: 3 miles
PATH WIDTH: 50 yards
DAMAGE:  A tornado caused minor roof damage to three homes near Leblanc. Eyewitnesses could hear the tornado snapping trees.
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Mamou Tornado

DATE: 9/3/08
TIME:  257 AM
PARISH: Evangeline
RATING: EF2
PATH LENGTH: 7 miles
PATH WIDTH: 50 yards
FATALITIES: 2
INJURIES: 2
DAMAGE:  A strong tornado began near Duralde, and ended near Mamou. Along the way, a home on Valentine Road lost part of its roof, causing one minor injury. A home on Highway 374 was severely damaged when it was knocked off its foundation. Along Duculus Road, two homes lost most of their roofs. One unoccupied, tied-down mobile home was tossed to the northwest over 100 yards and split in half. Another mobile home was thrown in a counter-clockwise motion over 200 yards and was destroyed, resulting in two fatalities and one serious injury. Near the end of the path on Highway 104, a home lost part of its roof. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down along the path.
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Crowley Tornado

DATE: 9/3/08
TIME:  1157 AM
PARISH: Acadia
RATING: EF0
PATH LENGTH: 1/2 mile
PATH WIDTH: 25 yards
DAMAGE:  A tornado briefly touched down near the sheriff department in Crowley. The primary damage was blown down trees and some garbage cans thrown around.

Arnaudville Tornado

DATE: 9/3/08
TIME:  150 PM
PARISH: St. Landry
RATING: EF1
PATH LENGTH: 1/2 mile
PATH WIDTH: 25 yards
DAMAGE:  A tornado briefly touched down near Highway 31 south of Hebert Road, where several large trees were blown down and a mobile home lost its roof.
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Cheneyville Tornado

DATE: 9/3/08
TIME:  315 PM
PARISH: Rapides
RATING: EF1
PATH LENGTH: 1/4 mile
PATH WIDTH: 25 yards
DAMAGE:  A tornado briefly touched down in Cheneyville, resulting in minor damage to roofs of several homes and businesses.

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