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5 Hurt in Possible Tornado at ExxonMobil Plant

The company reports that five workers were taken to the hospital after a possible tornado hit its plant in Louisiana.

Kara St.Cyr, @karastcyrlsu

ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge reports that a possible tornado at its plant in Sorrento, Louisiana, caused five injuries.

The oil company said the five were immediately taken to a hospital.

There were no details available on their conditions. 

The company also said in a statement on its Facebook page that it was assessing the Sorrento site for damage following Thursday morning's severe weather. 

As storms moved across south Louisiana Thursday, rain inundated Baton Rouge at rush hour and was blamed for one death — a man in a car on a flooded street.

The Louisiana House and Senate convened late because of the weather on the final day of the 2019 legislative session.

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