BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – After a series of deadly storms ripped through the northwest corner of Louisiana Tuesday (December 13) night, Governor John Bel Edwards is signing an official State of Emergency document.

The Governor’s office is also urging residents who sustained storm damage to report the damage and all related information at

According to Governor Edwards’ office, reporting data at the website above is not mandatory but volunteering to do so can help officials identify damage impacts in each region. Anyone who chooses to report such data should keep in mind that this does not replace filing a claim with their insurance agency.

As of Wednesday afternoon, much of the state remains under a weather threat through Wednesday evening and according to the National Weather Service (NWS), six possible tornadoes struck Caddo, Union, Rapides, Madison, East Carroll and Franklin Parishes. Officials say the tornado in Caddo Parish resulted in the deaths of a 30-year-old woman and her eight-year-old son after their home was hit. Several other injuries were also reported across the state.

Click here to read the State of Emergency. 

Read more about the Governor’s response to the tragic incident in Caddo Parish here.

Stay updated on the latest weather conditions by watching the WVLA/WGMB weather forecast, or by following @BRProudNews on Twitter.