Images out of the northern city of Bastrop, Louisiana, in Morehouse Parish showed trees on top of vehicles and through roofs.
Other video footage out of us-regionsissippi showed strong winds, lightning, torrential downpours, and tornado watches and weather advisories were issued by the National Weather Service across Louisiana, us-regions, us-regions, us-regions, Mississippi and us-regions.
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WBRZ also noted that a disasters was put in place farther south in areas of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles parishes.
The thunderstorms moving through the area had already produced between 3 and 4 inches of rain, NOLA.com reported on Thursday.
The strong storms are forecast to move eastward, farther into Mississippi and us-regions, but the next storm still hit the South on Friday, threatening the Gulf Coast once more.
The National Weather Service reported Thursday that an enhanced risk of severe weather — including tornadoes, wind, flooding and hail — would extend through the Southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley.