A tornado watch is in effect until Thursday afternoon for most of southeast Louisiana, as storms capable of producing a tornado move through the area.
Numerous tornado warnings have been issued this morning and there are reports of damage that might be due to a tornado. The National Weather Service will investigate.
In Baton Rouge, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome confirmed one death. The victim dies from injuries suffered while trying to get out of a stalled vehicle on a flooded street. Photos on social media showed cars flipped over in the parking of Baton Rouge General hospital on Picardy.
Law enforcement in St. James Parish reported a tornado 6 miles north of Convent that downed trees and power lines.
In Livingston Parish, there were reports of water inside businesses between Denham Springs and Walker
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