One woman dead and at least nine people injured after tornado rips through town in central Louisiana, flipping trailers with residents inside

At least one person was killed and nine were injured when a possible tornado struck a small town in central Louisiana. 
The tornado, which has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service, was reported on Sunday evening near Prudence Highway in Church Point.
Witnesses said it touched down for about 30 seconds, tearing apart trailer homes, shredding trees and flipping cars in its path. 
Residents were seen sifting through piles of debris on Monday as news emerged that a 26-year-old woman, who was not named, had been killed in the trailer where she lived with her mother and brother. 
'It's sad,' Martin Guillory, who owns the property where the family lived, told the Daily Advertiser. 'It's amazing what a tornado can do, just lift (the house) off its blocks and destroy it.' 

At least one person was killed and nine were injured when a possible tornado struck near Church Point, Louisiana, on Sunday evening. Residents are seen surveying the damage on Monday
The tornado, which has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service, was reported at around 9pm near Highway 751
Residents flooded social media with photos of what appeared to be a massive wind column
The tornado, which has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service, was reported at around 9pm near Highway 751
Witnesses said it touched down for about 30 seconds, tearing apart trailer homes, shredding trees and flipping cars
Witnesses said it touched down for about 30 seconds, tearing apart trailer homes, shredding trees and flipping cars
Residents were seen sifting through piles of debris on Monday as news emerged that a 26-year-old woman, who was not named, had been killed in the trailer where she lived with her mother and brother

Residents were seen sifting through piles of debris on Monday as news emerged that a 26-year-old woman, who was not named, had been killed in the trailer where she lived with her mother and brother
A flattened field of debris is seen where homes once stood before the tornado struck
A flattened field of debris is seen where homes once stood before the tornado struck  
Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson said nine people were hospitalized after the severe weather moved through. 
Among them were the mother and brother of the woman killed. Guillory said the pair were in critical condition. 
At least one woman, who was trapped inside a trailer, underwent surgery for a broken femur, according to her fiance, Jordyn Malbrough.  

The woman was inside with six of her seven children, who suffered minor scratches and bruises, Marlbrough said.  
The National Weather Service (NWS) said it was sending experts to investigate Sunday night's incident as social media was flooded with photos and videos of what appeared to be a large tornado. 
The NWS office in Lake Charles had issued a tornado warning for Acadia Parish effective until 9.15pm CST after radar picked up the potential twister.  
Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson is seen surveying damage on Monday. Gibson said nine people were hospitalized after the severe weather moved through
Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson is seen surveying damage on Monday. Gibson said nine people were hospitalized after the severe weather moved through
A metal structure crumpled beyond recognition is seen near Highway 751 on Monday
A metal structure crumpled beyond recognition is seen near Highway 751 on Monday
Winds from the severe weather episode flipped the trailer home above on its side
Winds from the severe weather episode flipped the trailer home above on its side
Workers are seen repairing a downed power line on Monday in Acadia Parish
Workers are seen repairing a downed power line on Monday in Acadia Parish
Church Point Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux said on Facebook that the town itself received 'very minimal damage' from the severe weather, and that no injuries were reported locally.  
'Just out of Town our neighbors to the North of us on La Highway 751 were not so lucky,' Thibodeaux wrote. 'I ask everyone to please pray for our neighbors in the Acadia and St Landry Parish area on Highway 751. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to you at this tragic time.' 
Cathy Jo Furlow Moffitt posted on Facebook that a friend of her daughter's home was hit by the tornado. The woman and her children were inside, Moffitt said in the post. The family was unharmed, but they 'lost everything' when their trailer was picked up by the possible tornado and thrown across the street. 
Tracy Freeman Thibodeaux reported that her daughter's home had been wrecked by the tornado while she and her four children were inside.  
Her friend, Cathy Jo Furlow Moffitt, shared a photo of the crumpled trailer. 
'This is her trailer. Across the street from where it was supposed to be. They were inside,' Moffitt wrote, noting that all five occupants survived.   
Phillip Thibodeaux Sr (center) salvages belongings from a home devastated by the suspected tornado
Phillip Thibodeaux Sr (center) salvages belongings from a home devastated by the suspected tornado
Church Point Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux said on Facebook that the town itself received 'very minimal damage' from the severe weather, and that no injuries were reported locally
Church Point Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux said on Facebook that the town itself received 'very minimal damage' from the severe weather, and that no injuries were reported locally
Resident Tracy Freeman Thibodeaux reported that her daughter's home had been wrecked by the tornado while she and her four children were inside
Resident Tracy Freeman Thibodeaux reported that her daughter's home had been wrecked by the tornado while she and her four children were inside
One woman dead and at least nine people injured after tornado rips through town in central Louisiana, flipping trailers with residents inside One woman dead and at least nine people injured after tornado rips through town in central Louisiana, flipping trailers with residents inside Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:36 Rating: 5

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