- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Possible tornadoes caused damage in Louisiana and Mississippi as a strong line of thunderstorms crossed the two states, according to the National Weather Service.

In Louisiana, four homes were reportedly damaged near Albany in Livingston Parish after a tornado possibly touched down, according to Christopher Bannan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Slidell. He said there was a report of a roof torn off one home.

Meanwhile, Donald Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, said a possible tornado caused tree damage near Gillis in Calcasieu Parish in southwestern Louisiana.

In Mississippi, possible tornadoes caused damage north of Picayune and west of McNeill in Pearl River County, according to Tim Destri, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said local authorities reported that a roof had been torn off a home near McNeil.

Flooding too was reportedly a problem in places. In Leesville in central Louisiana, local media reported street flooding and there were reports of flooding in coastal areas as the storm system pushed waters ashore.

Tornado watches were expected to last until Saturday evening but flash flood watches were in effect until Sunday afternoon.

Forecasters said between 3 and 5 inches of rain were expected with higher amounts possible in some locations.

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