Suspected tornado rips through Louisiana

By Octavio Abea

A suspected tornado killed one woman, injured 11 others, and destroyed over 100 houses in the southwestern Louisiana town of Rayne on Saturday.

The woman, 21, died after a tree fell onto her house, Arcadia Parish sheriff's spokesperson Maxine Trahan, NPR reports.

"There are houses off their foundations," State Police Trooper Stephen Hammons said, NPR reports.

BBC reports that the storm has caused many Mardi Gras events in New Orleans to be cancelled or postponed.

A violent storm system has been on the move through Louisiana and is suspected to reach Mississippi and Alabama, BBC reports.

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