NEW ORLEANS, LA — The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes that have touched down in southern Louisiana.
WGNO reports there’s severe damage in New Orleans East after a tornado ripped through the area Tuesday morning.
“We had a very serious tornado touch down in the New Orleans area,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference. “We think it touched down at Chef and Wilson and really crisscrossed Chef Highway as far north as Dwyer Road. There is substantial damage, a lot of property damage across the entire way.”
Landrieu said dozens of people are injured, but most of the injuries are minor.
The tornadoes are part of a wall of bad weather moving across the Deep South.
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