Six Tornadoes in Louisiana Tuesday, 2 Strong Tornadoes
A total of six tornadoes touched down in the New Orleans region on Tuesday, with two of the tornadoes rated as strong. According to the National Weather Service, this may be the only time on record that two EF3 tornadoes have occurred during the same event in that area. Meteorologists from the New Orleans National Weather Service office conducted storm surveys yesterday and released their reports this afternoon.
Here is the preliminary information on the tornadoes from February 7th. A total of 6 tornadoes including multiple…
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Posted by Meteorologist Josh Eachus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The most widespread damage was reported in New Orleans East. That tornado was rated EF3 with peak winds of 150 mph. Roofs were torn off several homes in the area and damage was widespread.
A few photos from tornado damage in NO East indicating EF3 damage. Bent metal transmission lines & complete loss of roof on multiple homes pic.twitter.com/Fe8lsVdE1c
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) February 8, 2017
A State of Emergency was declared on Tuesday. More than 40 people were injured, 33 of those in the New Orleans area. Five of the injuries were moderate to severe, according to NOLA ready.
The other EF3 tornado was near Watson in Livington Parish. 140 mph winds were estimated with this tornado that was on the ground for more than six miles.
You can read the complete report of the storm survey with details of all six tornadoes here.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels