Livingston Parish police chief report seeing tornado

Kevin Frey reports on severe weather damage in Livingston Parish - 6 p.m.

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Some scary moments for many in Livingston Parish and parish authorities said they saw a tornado as severe weather rolled through the area Tuesday afternoon.

At last check, there were no major injuries, but plenty of mess in certain parts of the parish.

Livingston Police Chief Randy Dufrene was one of the first to respond. He was at a nearby restaurant as a tornado cut through.

"The weather picked up real hard. We walked to the glass door to take a look," said Dufrene. "As soon as we got to the door, I could see the top of the tornado going down crossing the road there. The door started sucking in where we were at."

Dufrene was talking about US 190 near 62 where several power lines and tress went down.

He said one electrical pole landed on a van with a woman and some young children inside. They were rescued without harm.

The brunt of the damage came to some nearby homes with many seeing extensive damage. Some roofs were blown off and landed in other yards.

Some neighbors said the most important thing is that they are alive.

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