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    Tornado damage Ruston/LaTech

    The center field batting eye has been blown down, sections of the outfield fence are gone, and the scoreboard has collapsed onto the outfield.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4-9F8jXsAAXNVc.jpg

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    I’ve been watching on the radar. I’ve been looking at pictures on Facebook. Some major damage. I hope everyone is safe.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Classes are cancelled today. Damage assessment still underway on campus.

    Apparent major damage around Mitchell with cars blown around in the adjacent parking areas.

    Seeing pictures of trees uprooted around GTM.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    It’s pretty bad.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Major damage to several businesses along I-20.

    Softball stadium has damage also with debris blown into the press box.
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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    So I’m in Phoenix for the week. This just happened this morning in Ruston?

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Wow, two confirmed fatalities. My son and his fiancÚ live just east of Hillcrest Elementary off of 167N. I have not been able to contact them yet.

    Prayers for everyone there. We live further north off of HWY 33. Don’t know if there was any damage out that way yet.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Winds hit 107 mph, that's an F1 tornado and winds equaled to a Cat 2 hurricane.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Quote Originally Posted by glm47 View Post
    Wow, two confirmed fatalities. My son and his fiancÚ live just east of Hillcrest Elementary off of 167N. I have not been able to contact them yet.

    Prayers for everyone there. We live further north off of HWY 33. Don’t know if there was any damage out that way yet.
    Who is your son? Have you reached him? I have a friend who lives on Belcara behind Hillcrest. He may know him.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Amazing there weren't more injuries, hotel at 167 and I-20 had roof ripped off. From the drone video it looks like it was a low-hanging funnel cloud, i.e. a tornado not actually on the ground, at least in that portion of Ruston shown in this video clip. Often tornadoes will "skip," will be on the ground then lift, back on the ground, lift...As the video shows trees severed about halfway up it appears the tornado was not on the ground there.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Quote Originally Posted by FriscoDawg View Post
    The center field batting eye has been blown down, sections of the outfield fence are gone, and the scoreboard has collapsed onto the outfield.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4-9F8jXsAAXNVc.jpg
    A large portion of the precast concrete roof over the stands collapsed as well.

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    Re: Major damage from likely tornado

    Both facilities are done for the season.

    Softball has it's last home series this week. I wonder if they will play it at Grambling. I think they wrapped up their season.

    Baseball is on the road against Rice, Northwestern State, Old Dominion, LSU. Their next home series is WKU on May 10.

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