PHOTOS: Several areas hit hard by Wednesday storms; 3 tornadoes confirmed in La.

NWS confirms tornadoes touched down in East and West Baton Rouge parishes on June 24, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Multiple tornado warnings were issued throughout southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi Wednesday, June 24 as heavy rainfall moved through the area.

The hardest-hit areas appear to be: north of Independence, where the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed the presence of a tornado, areas near Central and Greenwell Springs, and along Essen Lane, and around the Westminster subdivision in Baton Rouge.

Three total tornadoes have been confirmed by the NWS, including an EF-1 on Greenwell Springs.

Three total tornadoes have been confirmed by the NWS, in connection with storms near the Baton Rouge area Wednesday, June 24.
Three total tornadoes have been confirmed by the NWS, in connection with storms near the Baton Rouge area Wednesday, June 24. (Source: WAFB)

The NWS confirms another EF-1 tornado did in fact move through the Westminster area as well.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado moved through the Westminster area in EBR Parish Wednesday, June 24.
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado moved through the Westminster area in EBR Parish Wednesday, June 24. (Source: National Weather Service)

An EF-0 tornado in the Erwinville area near Rougan Road was also confirmed by the NWS. Damage to trees and cane fields was reported.

Strong storms move through south La.; tornadoes reported

An official with West Baton Rouge Parish says the tornado was spotted off Veuche Road in the northern part of the parish near Pointe Coupee Parish and the Erwinville area. He says one or two structures were possibly damaged, but that there have been no reports on injuries.

Rougon rd😳😳

Posted by Amanda Olano on Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Storm Damage near Essen Lane in Baton Rouge on June 24, 2020.
Storm Damage near Essen Lane in Baton Rouge on June 24, 2020. (Source: WAFB)
Storm Damage near Essen Lane in Baton Rouge on June 24, 2020.
Storm Damage near Essen Lane in Baton Rouge on June 24, 2020. (Source: WAFB)
Storm Damage near Essen Lane in Baton Rouge on June 24, 2020.
Storm Damage near Essen Lane in Baton Rouge on June 24, 2020. (Source: WAFB)
Storm Damage in Indian Mounds subdivision near Central June 24, 2020
Storm Damage in Indian Mounds subdivision near Central June 24, 2020 (Source: WAFB)
Tree down in Crystal Place mobile home lot in Central, La. due to heavy storms Wednesday, June 24.
Tree down in Crystal Place mobile home lot in Central, La. due to heavy storms Wednesday, June 24. (Source: WAFB)

Baton Rouge received some strong storms this morning. This man had a tree fall on his truck.

Posted by Austin Kemker - WAFB on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Huge tree down on a mobile home at Crystal Place in Central: https://bit.ly/37WrMGh

Posted by WAFB Channel 9 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

According to Entergy’s outage map, over 1,400 people were without power in East Baton Rouge Parish. Another 1,500 were without power just north of the state line in Centreville, Miss. Jefferson and Orleans parishes totaled around 3,000 Entergy customers without power.

More photos from the Indian Mounds subdivision in Greenwell Springs. A massive tree has fallen as a result of heavy storms that passed through Wednesday morning. Submit your photos and videos to 9reports.com

Posted by WAFB Channel 9 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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