Tragedy Strikes New Orleans, Tornado Damages Many Homes

Tragedy Strikes New Orleans, Tornado Damages Many Homes

Severe weather plummets upon Louisiana, as thunderstorms and tornadoes leave a mark onto damaged homes. The tornadoes hit in an all too familiar area, as the Southeast was affected by Hurricane Katarina in the past.


Many warnings erupted on Twitter, for residents to keep a lookout for dark clouds as a possibility of another tornado. The National Weather service has confirmed a total of three tornadoes that hit.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Danielle Manning, concludes that the three tornadoes hit areas in Killian, one touched down in the eastern part of New Orleans, and the third hit the town of Donaldsville.

Six patients were admitted to the New Orleans East Hospital with weather-related injuries, as reported by the WGNO. Injuries included an eye injury, one suffered a head injury, and another suffered a hand injury. The mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu stated the damage committed by the tornadoes were “substantial” as injuries were minor, as stated by the Washington Post. At least 25 were injured by the tornadoes, as the weather service states. University Medical Center has also received six patients, four were admitted to the trauma center, and two were sent to the emergency room, reported by Nola News.

Nola news additionally reports four people who arrived in a private vehicle to St. Bernard Hospital and were all thankfully stable. The National Weather Service said about 60 houses and structures in New Orleans East received “varying degrees of damage.”Through social media photos, it is reported that major damage hit homes and businesses. Along with the photos, videos were filmed by storm chasers and homeowners.

Through social media photos, it is reported that major damage hit homes and businesses. Along with the photos, videos were filmed by storm chasers and homeowners.

While the tornadoes hit, New Orleans East homeowner Sheryl McBride hid in a bathtub which resulted in saving her life. Though she was shocked, her faith and thankfulness for being alive eluded a positive attitude. Although homes were extremely damaged, it all comes down to being thankful for lives not being severely harmed.

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