MANGHAM, La. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least four tornadoes struck northern Louisiana during severe storms Wednesday.
A twister with top winds of 105 mph (170 kph) touched down near Mangham in Richland Parish around 5 p.m. It flipped a mobile home, injuring four people, before lifting 4.2 miles later in Franklin Parish.
Two other tornadoes struck around the same time in nearby parts of Caldwell and Richland parishes, causing tree and minor structure damage but no injuries.
A fourth tornado touched down just after 3 p.m. near Clarence in Natchitoches (NAK’-a-dish) Parish. With top winds of 105 mph (170 kph), it stretched 16.1 miles (25.9 kilometers) before lifting off near Calvin in Winn Parish. The storm produced no injuries, but knocked down trees on houses near Saline Lake.