Friday, September 18, 2009

Tornado near Baton Rouge today

Tornado spotted earlier has broken apart

Brad Taylor, an investigator with the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's office, took this photo from the 3rd floor of the Governmental building. He took it with his iPhone, shortly after 1:30 p.m.  Copyright, Brad Taylor
Show Caption BRAD TAYLOR/Photo provided to The Advocate
EMS still receiving calls on the event
  • Advocate staff report
  • Published: Sep 18, 2009 - UPDATED: 3:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in East Baton Rouge Parish until 2 p.m. after a funnel cloud was spotted near Port Allen moving northeast at 15 miles per hour.

According to the alert at just after 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service warning stated that several reports of a funnel cloud or tornado had been received from the Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge area.

Mike Chustz, a spokesman for East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services, said no injuries have been reported.

Chustz said he saw the funnel cloud about 1:45 p.m. near Port Allen. Chustz said he thought the cloud, which he didn’t think had touched down, lasted six to eight minutes. It broke apart and went back into the clouds.

Regardless, Chustz said, EMS said the agency is still receiving a lot of calls from the LSU area.

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