Nearly two dozen homes were reported to have damage after a tornado struck the northern part of Louisiana on Sunday as the South faced an onslaught of severe weather.
The city of Monroe said on Twitter there were “reports of damage in multiple neighborhoods” after the storm moved through shortly before noon on Sunday.
“Please cooperate with any emergency officials who may give instructions to you or your neighbors. More details to come,” the city said. “Please pray for all!”
The National Weather Service had declared a tornado emergency for Monroe and the surrounding communities at 11:44 a.m. CDT as a confirmed “damaging” tornado was hitting the area.