As warnings of severe thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes have been issued in Louisiana and Texas, a 36-year-old mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed when strong winds flipped their trailer Sunday morning in Breaux Bridge, La.
Images and video of the scene are heartbreaking.
Posted by St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office on Sunday, April 2, 2017Advertisement
Posted by St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office on Sunday, April 2, 2017
According to The Weather Channel, it is possible that a tornado touched down in the area and that more severe weather could be on the way.
The suspected twister is part of a round of dangerous severe thunderstorms expected to impact the South.
A potent jet stream disturbance will sweep through the South into Monday while intercepting moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the formation of widespread severe storms, according to weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. Those storms could be accompanied by tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and large hail.
Here’s what the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office said about the tragedy on Facebook:
Two Fatalities In Breaux Bridge Following Possible Tornado
This morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. and following reports of an unconfirmed tornado, a trailer in the 1100 Block of Zin Zin Road in Breaux Bridge, flipped over sustaining significant damage.
The two occupants that were in the home at the time of the storm were killed. They have been identified as Francine Gotch, 38, and her daughter, Neville Alexander, 3.
The victims have been identified as Francine Gotch, 38, and 3-year-old Neville Alexander.