A tornado has reportedly hit Amite, Louisiana, on Tuesday afternoon, according to very preliminary reports.
The twister has apparently done damage in the town.
It’s unclear if there are any injuries. On Twitter, users were uploading updates.
#BREAKING: twister reported NE of Amite; Tangi authorities headed to damaged areas off Hwy 16/Hwy 1054,” wrote Trey Schmaltz of WBRZ-TV.
“Damage being reported near Amite, LA with storm likely producing a #tornado. Take shelter NOW! #LaWx,” one tweeted.
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— Kyle Noël (@KyleNoel15) December 23, 2014
AP: Tornado watch in effect for southwest Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southwest Alabama is under a tornado watch because of the threat of strong storms moving across the Gulf Coast.
The National Weather Service issued a watch for areas including Baldwin, Mobile and Washington counties. It expires at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The weather service also issued a flash flood watch for south Alabama through Wednesday morning. The watch includes the Montgomery metro area and extends to the Florida line.
Forecasters say storms could dump about 5 inches of rain in southeast Alabama, and forecasters say some areas could receive even heavier downpours.
The weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook that heavy rain will saturate the ground, and the greatest threat of flooding will likely be after sunset Tuesday along and south of the Interstate 85 corridor.