The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Tangipahoa Parish near Amite on Tuesday causing damage to nearly 20 homes. Jeff McKneely, with the Tangipahoa Parish Emergency management, says thankfully no one was hurt.
(Picture from Tangipahoa Parish Government)
"But unfortunately, right here going into Christmas, there are some houses that have some pretty severe damage," McKneely said.
One home had its roof torn off.
The twister also knocked down trees and power lines, causing power outages. McKneely says the whole incident happened really quick.
"Our alert service here in Amite, through the National Weather Service went out, said that we had a tornado moving through the area, around 1:10 to 1:15, and then we immediately started getting reports of this storm."