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St James Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday August 29th, 2017 :: 02:03 p.m. CDT
Advisory

Tornado Warning until 02:45PM

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... South central Ascension Parish in southeastern Louisiana... St. James Parish in southeastern Louisiana... Northeastern Assumption Parish in southeastern Louisiana...

* Until 245 PM CDT

* At 200 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Convent, or 8 miles east of Napoleonville, moving northeast at 10 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near... Convent around 225 PM CDT. Gramercy and Lutcher around 245 PM CDT. TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED HAIL...<.75IN

* AFFECTED AREAS: ASCENSION ... ASSUMPTION ... ST. JAMES

Instructions:

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in New Orleans.

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Address/Location
St James Parish Sheriff's Office
5800 Louisiana 44
Convent, LA 70723

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 225-562-2200

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Alert Details

Severity:
Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Tornado Warning

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