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Destructive Tornadoes in New Orleans

2017-02-08
Juan Pablo VentosoPorPublished byJuan Pablo Ventoso
At least three tornadoes affected several areas of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, on Tuesday, February 7, in the afternoon. The consequences include more than 20 injured, 250 homes damaged and thousands of families without light.

These tornadoes, with wind gusts of more than 140 miles per hour, affected eastern New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, the United States National Weather Service reported. Several schools in the area also suffered damages, although fortunately without any injuries, and some of them will have to close their doors throughout Wednesday.

After confirming that at least six tornadoes have swept across Ascension, Livingston, New Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish, state governor John B. Edwards has declared a state of emergency in the area.

The tornado was seen in a nearby weather radar: The shape of the "hook" associated with the area of ​​the storm under which the tornado was formed can be clearly seen.

Tornado doppler radar

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