Another bout of severe weather is headed towards Louisiana
Posted on 3/29/2017 3:35:00 AM.

Another round of severe weather is approaching the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the risk of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds will move from the northeastern part of this state this afternoon, down into southeast Louisiana on Thursday.
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Gov Edwards to meet with President Trump about flood and tornado recovery
Posted on 2/24/2017 5:44:00 AM.

While many Louisianans will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend, Governor John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington to discuss more federal assistance for flood recovery and the recent tornadoes in south Louisiana. The governor’s Communications Director Richard Carbo says Edwards will meet with the acting FEMA Administrator today to discuss recovery for tornado victims.
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Cleanup, damage assessment underway after tornadoes ravage south Louisiana
Posted on 2/8/2017 10:38:00 AM.

The cleanup continues today after the Governor’s Office estimates at least 7 tornadoes touched down in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday. Mike Steele with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the state is very lucky that no one was killed.
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NWS working to confirm tornado count and damage
Posted on 2/8/2017 5:59:00 AM.

The National Weather Service is working to confirm exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Louisiana and how much damage they caused. Slidell forecaster Mike Efferson says their preliminary estimates are that 60 homes were damaged by a twister in New Orleans. He says they believe it was at least an EF2.
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Governor declares state of emergency after tornado outbreak
Posted on 2/7/2017 4:57:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has declared yet another state of emergency in the Bayou State, as his office says at least 7 tornadoes touched down in 6 parishes on Tuesday. New Orleans East sustained the most damage, after a massive twister moved through the Crescent City around 11 a.m. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says they were extremely lucky there was no loss of life.
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Tornadoes rip through southeast Louisiana
Posted on 2/7/2017 1:58:00 PM.
Officials in Livingston Parish say at least two tornadoes touched down in Killian today, damaging homes and injuring two people. Mark Harrell, director of the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says they know of several residences impacted.
 
(pictured: overturned car in the Watson area, from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office)
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Tornadoes leave wake of destruction in several parishes
Posted on 1/23/2017 12:19:00 PM.

Crews are dealing with clean up in several parishes after at least five tornadoes touched down in Louisiana on Saturday. Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain says a twister hit near Colfax that left a wake of destruction, damaging 5 homes and injuring one person.


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