Tornadoes struck northern Louisiana on Sunday afternoon, causing damage to nearly two dozen homes and an airport, as a severe storm system passed through the South.
As most people continued to stay at home on Easter Sunday due to the pandemic coronavirus, 95 million people were prepared to be possibly impacted by the storm, including the threat of tornadoes.
About 20 homes were reported to have sustained damage plus multiple planes and hangers were damaged at the Monroe Regional Airport, according to the National Weather Service. The City of Monroe, Louisiana confirmed reports of wind damage in multiple neighborhoods, including downed power lines, as well as office buildings in the airport complex. All flights were canceled “until further notice,” according to a Twitter post by the city.