The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Emergency for Rapides Parish in Louisiana, including the city of Alexandria. A large and extremely dangerous tornado with a debris ball is located just north of Woodworth or 8 miles southwest of Alexandria. This tornado is moving northeast at 25 MPH. This is a life-threatening situation for Alexandria with a destructive tornado heading toward the city. Call or text anyone near there and get them into a tornado safe spot immediately!!

Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
200 PM CDT SUN APR 2 2017

…TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR ALEXANDRIA…

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Central Rapides Parish in central Louisiana…

* Until 245 PM CDT

* At 159 PM CDT, a confirmed large and destructive tornado was
observed 8 miles southwest of Alexandria, moving northeast at 25
mph.

TORNADO EMERGENCY for Alexandria. This is a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

HAZARD…Deadly tornado.

SOURCE…Radar confirmed tornado.

IMPACT…You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris
may be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile
homes will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete
destruction is possible.

* The tornado will be near…
Alexandria around 220 PM CDT.
Pineville around 235 PM CDT.
Tioga, Paradise, Kingsville, Timber Trails and Libuse around 240
PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Woodworth.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

To repeat, a large, extremely dangerous and potentially deadly
tornado is on the ground. To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! Move
to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid
windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle or outdoors.. Move to the
closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.