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Tornado Hits Mansfield International Paper Plant

Desoto Sheriff’s Office

A  tornado touchdown is reported in DeSoto Parish.

The Desoto Parish Sheriff and the Office of Emergency Preparedness say a reported tornado touched down at the International Paper Company in Mansfield on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service confirms a tornado did touchdown near the plant snapping several trees.

Desoto Sheriff’s Office

It happened around 2:15 at the plant on Louisiana Highway 509. Employees at IP reported the suspected tornado dropped out of the sky without warning, damaging several vehicles in the parking lot. DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle tells KEEL News no one was hurt.

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