Dixie Alley Severe Weather December 16th, 2019

Tornado captured by Tommy and Heather Welch this afternoon December 16th in Beauregard Parish, LA

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — There have been multiple reports of tornadoes on Monday in parts of southwest Louisiana, including the one below that was captured near Beauregard Parish.

Tornado captured by Tommy and Heather Welch this afternoon December 16th in Beauregard Parish, LA

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was on the ground for a span of 63 miles, from DeRidder to Alexandria. Air traffic control at the Alexandria International Airport reported the large tornado was on the ground just southeast of the airport at 12:48 p.m.

KPLCTV and the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office have confirmed one fatality. Many homes within the path of the storm have been damaged, including the Gravel Hill Baptist Church.

KPLCTV reports damage to Gravel Hill Baptist Church after mornings severe weather.
KPLCTV reports damage to Gravel Hill Baptist Church after mornings severe weather. (Source: KPLCTV)

Tornado watches and tornado warnings are now in place for parts of Mississippi.

A severe weather threat will continue into the evening before storms begin to weaken.

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