Possible tornado hits Exxon plant in Ascension Parish, injures at least 3, possible pipeline damage

Exxon plant in Sorrento (Source: WAFB)
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SORRENTO, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and Exxon have confirmed that there were “several injuries” at the Exxon plant in Sorrento.

According to a spokesperson for APSO, they responded to the call just after 10 a.m. and three people were transported to a hospital.

A supervisor for Exxon says a possible tornado hit a salt dome, injuring employees. The supervisor was not aware of the extent of the injuries.

There is reported damage to pipelines at the facility.

APSO and Exxon employers are still investigating.

Officials assured there was no threat to the public.

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