The Louisiana Red Cross said 6,500 people in New Orleans East alone were without power.
Video posted to social media shows the formed tornado wreaking havoc near the New Orleans East hospital. He says "As far as I can see, treetops are off, power lines down".
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"The storm system brought strong winds and at least six tornadoes, which caused severe damage, including multiple injuries, dozens of damaged homes and businesses, and thousands left without power", Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement. She didn't immediately have any information on whether the homes that were destroyed were occupied when the storm struck. The facility has survived severe weather before. "Avoid windows", read the National Weather Service alert.
"We had a very serious tornado touch down in the New Orleans area", Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference from the scene. The area includes New Orleans, Gulfport, Miss., and Mobile, Ala. The tornado possibly crossed Interstate 55 between Akers and Ponchatoula.
Structural damage was also reported following a confirmed tornado north of Lake Pontchartrain.
The oil major said it expected production to rise this year due to a string of new projects coming on stream. BP noted that average Brent North Sea crude prices stood at $44 a barrel in 2016, the lowest for 12 years.
Sasikala derives her huge popularity in the party, essentially from her 33-year-old close association with the late Amma. Panneerselvam was appointed as Chief Minister on the night of December 5 within hours of the death of Jayalalithaa.
Yes, the company wants to establish a community first before attempting to venture into more gaming platforms. The streamlined development department has more third-party benefits, too, as Miyamoto went on to explain.
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It has also been reported that Madonna was at the court for the verdict and appeared happy with the outcome. Children from a poor African country, Malawi, will be welcome at the star's home soon, hopes the singer.
Two-year yields spiked over 100 basis points to within striking distance of 10 percent, according to Reuters data. The Europeans - particularly Germany - are strongly opposed to any talk of debt relief at this stage.
The world's oldest aquarium fish has died, according to officials from the animal's former home at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The Shedd couldn't say exactly how old Grandad was at the time of his death but added that he was probably in his mid-90s.
If Saturday Night Live is looking for their Steve Bannon, Rosie O'Donnell wants them to know she's ready and willing. Word of Trump's disapproval of Spicer being portrayed by a female prompted the O'Donnell idea to surface on Twitter .
The first round of voting will likely be a three-way battle between Fillon, Le Pen and center-left candidate Emmanuel Macron. Some conservative lawmakers have pressed for Fillon to step down to improve the party's chances of winning the election.
Bayer Leverkusen has given a big hint that he could be off to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window. Calhanoglu is also suspended for Turkey's World Cup qualifying match at home against Finland on March 24.