ExxonMobil damage

(courtesy: The Weekly Citizen)

SORRENTO, La. - Officials say a possible tornado damaged an ExxonMobil facility and injured several workers Thursday morning.

According to ExxonMobil, the plant was hit by a possible "tornado" amid the severe weather. The company confirmed five personnel were injured and taken to a hospital. 

The sheriff's office confirmed the plant was hit by a lightning strike but its unclear whether a tornado touched down at this time. No further information on the injuries was immediately available.

ExxonMobil says it is still assessing the damage.

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