Baskin recovering from Tornado damage

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BASKIN, La. (KNOE) Baskin Police Chief Roger Grayson said Tuesday's tornado caused significant damage around the village.

Baskin Police Chief Roger Grayson said Tuesday's tornado caused significant damage around the village. Source: (KNOE)

The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornado that hit Basking was an EF-2 tornado.

Grayson said several houses had been destroyed, and that two people suffered mild to moderate injuries.

"It's just sad to see it right here before the holidays, I mean it's sad anytime, but especially right here before the holidays," he said.

Grayson said police and the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office were helping to move trees off of houses and clean up debris.

Baskin resident Joyce Hilbun said her disabled granddaughter was in her house with an aide when the tornado flipped it over.

"Our granddaughter is in the hospital but she's doing okay and the worker had treatments for cuts and bruises but they all come out okay. But we wonder by God's grace that they were able to get them out without too much injury," she said.

Despite the damage, she said she was glad she didn't lose anything that couldn't be replaced.

"We're going to be okay, and we're just thankful that we all made it out alive," she said.

Chief Grayson said anyone who needs help can contact the police or the sheriff's office, and anyone who wants to help clean up is welcome.