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Gregory Rugon climbs out of his home after failing to find his glasses that he lost taking cover after a tornado hit his Warren Drive home, in the New Orleans East section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Three tornados have inflicted major damage on southern Louisiana


Three tornados have inflicted major damage on southern Louisiana

WATCH | A massive tornado tears through New Orleans

The  National Weather Service confirmed that at least three tornados touched down in southern Louisiana on Tuesday, one of which inflicted major damage to east New Orleans--among the areas previously devastated by Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago.

The National Weather Service extended a tornado watch warning from 2 pm CST until 5 pm CST Tuesday afternoon. Images shared on social media show collapsed infrastructure and toppled vehicles. 

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu reported 'dozens of minor injuries' and two more serious injuries. A spokesman for the Emergency Medical Service described the injured as "walking wounded," with minor scrapes.

About 10,000 homes lost power, and there are reports of gas leaks, according to City Officials.

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