Concordia Parish officials respond to severe damage to residences near Jonesville

Published 12:01 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018

CONCORDIA PARISH — Concordia Parish emergency officials responded to the report of extensive damage to residences near Loop Road in Concordia Parish near Jonesville. 

At approximately 1:45 a.m., Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service, along with the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office, Concordia Parish Fire District No. 2 and other emergency personnel responded to a residence in northwestern Concordia Parish reporting injuries and extensive structure damage.

Upon their arrival, officials discovered significant damage to two single-wide mobile home units. One unit was no longer secured to the ground following the storm. The second unit, which was occupied, was flipped over. Four patients, including minors, were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Their injuries appeared to be minor and not life-threatening.

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The National Weather Service in Jackson issued a tornado warning for this area and it was active at the time of the incident. NELA did not receive any other storm-related calls from our service area, which includes all of Richland, Franklin, Catahoula, Madison and Tensas parishes.