Lightning Strikes Walmart Parking Lot in Alexandria

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Lightning struck a Walmart parking lot, dangerously close to shopping customers, in Alexandria, Louisiana, on Sunday, April 2. A possible tornado was spotted near the area, and caused damage to property.

The Town Talk in Alexandria, reported a tornado was seen roughly 14 miles northeast of nearby Pineville at 2:47 pm. The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office also tweeted photos of a funnel cloud and damage at a gas station.

An unconfirmed tornado also traveled through Breaux Bridge, where two people died when a trailer was flipped over, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office. Credit: Instagram/scottanthony4 via Storyful

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