US, Dozens injured after massive tornadoes hit across southern Louisiana

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More

Violent tornadoes have ripped through New Orleans leaving hundreds of Louisiana homes destroyed and dozens of people injured.

tornadoesHeartbroken scenes devastation have emerged after seven parishes in the city, in the southern state of Louisiana, were hit by three massive twisters on Tuesday.

Tornados also hit neighbourhoods had only just recovered after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago.

Rescue workers and fire-fighters have been searching for anyone trapped in the debris and, while initial operations found nothing, more are planned to examine the damage more carefully.

Orleans Neighbourhood , Plaquemines, Jefferson, St Bernard and St John the Baptist Parishes are mostly without power.

Massive tornadoes destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left thousands without power, but no deaths were reported, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

Government officials and governor took an aerial tour and made a disaster declaration before meeting with officials in southern Louisiana. The worst affected area was in the same 9th Ward that was so heavily flooded in 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

Democrat from the same state clarified the emergency situation in the area and he said heartbroken to see some of the same people suffering again, and promised that the state will provide the affected residents with the resources they need as quickly as possible.

The Democrat also said seven parishes were hit by tornadoes in an afternoon of tumultuous weather across southeastern Louisiana.

The storm ripped apart homes, toppled a gas station canopy, snapped tall power poles and flipped a food truck upside-down. It left shards of metal hanging from trees, and trapped a truck driver as power lines wrapped around his cab.

Two Mississippi counties reported wind damage, but no injuries, from suspected tornadoes. Other areas of Mississippi saw heavy rain and hail from the storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes in Louisiana.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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