A tornado kills one in Kelowna, Louisiana

The St. Charles Parish President reported damage to homes and a school after the tornado touched down in Kelowna. St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell and Sheriff Greg Champagne held a press conference in Kelowna Wednesday afternoon. Jewell said first responders and emergency personnel are conducting search and rescue, assessing damage and ensuring the safety of people in the Kelowna and Monts areas. A tornado that touched down near the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on Wednesday afternoon caused major damage in Kelowna, the parish said. There was one confirmed death, a year-old girl, and seven injured. Residents are asked to avoid the area and stay away from downed power lines, gas leaks and blocked roads. Power is almost fully restored in Montz and 10 power poles are down in Killona. According to Jewell, there is no timeline for restoration in the Kelowna area. St. Charles Parish is partnering with the United Way of St. Charles and the Red Cross to help families in need. Those in need of shelter can contact Edward A., located at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Must visit the Dufresne Community Center. To report any weather-related issues, contact the EOC at 985-783-5050. Families in need of assistance can call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or local caseworkers with Catholic Charities at 504-452-2615.

The St. Charles Parish President reported damage to homes and a school after the tornado touched down in Kelowna.

St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell and Sheriff Greg Champagne held a press conference in Kelowna Wednesday afternoon.

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Jewell said first responders and emergency personnel are conducting search and rescue, assessing damage and ensuring the safety of people in the Kelowna and Monts areas.

A tornado that touched down near the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on Wednesday afternoon caused major damage in Kelowna, the parish said. There was one confirmed death, a year-old girl, and seven injured.

Residents are asked to avoid the area and stay away from downed power lines, gas leaks and blocked roads.

Power is almost fully restored in Montz and 10 power poles are down in Killona.

According to Jewell, there is no timeline for restoration in the Kelowna area.

St. Charles Parish is partnering with the United Way of St. Charles and the Red Cross to help families in need.

Those in need of shelter can contact Edward A., located at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Must visit the Dufresne Community Center.

To report any weather-related issues, contact the EOC at 985-783-5050.

Families in need of assistance can call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or local caseworkers with Catholic Charities at 504-452-2615.

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