- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit central Louisiana, injuring a man whose travel trailer was flipped over.

The Lake Charles office reports that surveys Wednesday found that both were EF-1 twisters with peak winds of 95 mph.

The agency says the unidentified man was injured by a tornado that hit about 5:30 p.m. Monday southeast of the community of Calcasieu (KAL-kuh-shoo), which is about 15 miles southwest of Alexandria. It says that tornado also uprooted trees and damaged the roof of a house and barn.

The second tornado, about 6:40 p.m. Monday, touched down less than a mile from Louisiana State University’s Alexandria campus. The weather service said trees fell on a car and a house, and the house was destroyed. Several mobile homes received minor damage.

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This story has been corrected to show the tornadoes hit Monday, not Tuesday.


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