Lafayette County under Tornado Watch until 7 PM

Published 1:45 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Lafayette County has been placed under Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. today.

Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were at moderate risk of severe weather Tuesday, the second-highest risk category issued by the Storm Prediction Center.

Forecasters were predicting intense tornadoes and widespread damaging winds, some hurricane-force with speeds southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected, in Lafayette County.

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Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and few power outages may result.

For information on how to prepare for a tornado or other severe weather, visit Lafayette County’s Emergency Management website at

Find your local storm shelters listed on the site at