Today was a rough one for the state of Louisiana, multiple tornadoes hit Louisiana on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction in it’s path…
The tornado did a lot of major damage in east New Orleans — among the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for the state..
The tornado also hit NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility campus and the National Finance Center building there, knocking down walls and blowing out the windshield glass of cars parked in the lot. Metal sheets and pieces of ceiling were scattered into the parking lot, as car owners put tape on their damaged windows to try to keep the glass intact.
There are at least 20 people reported injured statewide, according to Edwards.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city suffered “a terrible blow,” and that the tornado that struck the east side of the city traveled around two miles and affected a half-mile swath of land. Watch the tornado below: