ARABI, La. (AP) — Several homes in Arabi have been damaged after a possible tornado touched down.

The National Weather Service confirmed the damage Wednesday but had not yet officially declared it the result of a tornado or straight line winds.

Robert Ricks, a meteorologist with the service, says if the twister is confirmed, its intensity likely would be rated at an EF-0, which is winds less than 80 miles per hour.

Witnesses told WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/JSx2gx ) that about 10 homes were damaged. The station reports shingles were ripped off the roofs of some homes, trees were down and aluminum siding was torn off at least one residence.