Mother, daughter killed as EF-1 tornado flips their mobile home in Louisiana

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BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office confirms two deaths near Lafayette, Louisiana following an EF-1 tornado Saturday morning.

The sheriff's office says a mother and daughter were killed when the mobile home they were in was flipped by the tornado.

The victims were identified as 38-year-old Francine Gotch and her 3-year-old daughter, Neville Alexander.

According to the sheriff's office, the tornado occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service says the tornado had peak winds of 110 miles per hour. The twister was on the ground less than a mile and had a damage path 20 yards wide.

Parts of Louisiana were upgraded to a rare 'high' risk of severe weather by the Storm Prediction Center Saturday afternoon. This is only the second time this year the Storm Prediction Center has issued a high risk.

We do not expect this kind of damaging weather here in our part of Alabama as the storm system moves in Monday.

Click here to read about what to expect with our weather Monday.

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