On Saturday March 5th about 10am, within 15 minutes 3 tornadoes swept through Acadia Parish, where one woman was killed by a tree falling on her house and at least 11 others reported injured. Over 100 homes were damaged, and many were destroyed. A natural gas leak forced authorities to evacuate over 1500 from the area. The path of destruction stretched for over three miles, and was a quarter mile wide.
In the town of Rayne, population 8,500 plus, pieces of homes were strewn about the tops of trees, and power lines were down.