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.
Many areas affected by tornado today in New Orleans likely affected by Katrina too in 2005....my heart goes out to them— Marshall Shepherd (@DrShepherd2013) February 7, 2017
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.