- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) - Authorities say tornadoes destroyed or damaged 31 houses and RVs in Louisiana: 29 in the northwest near Plain Dealing, and two in the Natchitoches (NAK-uh-tesh) Parish town of Natchez. Officials say nobody was seriously hurt.

The National Weather Service tells local news media that both areas were hit Saturday by EF-2 twisters, with 115-mph winds in Bossier Parish and 120-mph winds in Natchez.

Howard Johnson of Natchez told KTBS-TV (https://bit.ly/2jIMtfA ) he woke as his house was being torn apart. It wound up in the Red River.

KSLA-TV (https://bit.ly/2jk2LND ) reports that a survivor crawled out of his rolling mobile home.

Plain Dealing resident N.D. MacKellar told The Times (https://bit.ly/2jSo61e ) that as windows burst, he ran, carrying his wife to their bathtub. He says he was sure they were going to die.

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