Update: Two People Dead In LA Storms

UPDATE 7:45

From the Associated Press: A Louisiana sheriff says a second person is confirmed dead after a tornado ripped through an RV park.

St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin says at least two people were killed when the twister hit the park in Convent.

He said authorities are using dogs to search piles of rubble left in the wake of the storm to find anyone else still missing under the debris.

Martin said at least 30 people were wounded. Of those, seven are in critical condition.

The tornado was part of a line of severe weather that has been moving through southern Louisiana, wreaking havoc across the region.

UPDATE 6:00 PM

Authorities say one person is dead in Convent, Louisiana when a suspected tornado ripped through the Sugar Hill trailer park around 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Search crews were combing through the wreckage in search of survivors.

As many as 20 homes and businesses were damaged by an apparent tornado in Assumption Parish, LA.

Paincourtville, LA was also hit.

 

 

UPDATE: 2:30 PM

Emergency officials and the National Weather Service say a suspected tornado spotted near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport apparently touched down in a field near a suburban neighborhood. It was part of a line of severe weather passing through Southeast Louisiana. It is believed to be one of many wind storms and possible tornadoes that erupted Tuesday around the greater New Orleans area, including possible sightings north of Lake Pontchartrain and west of that city in St. Charles Parish. There were no reports of any injuries, but wind damage to homes and businesses has been reported, according to officials in Jefferson Parish where the airport is located. There were reports of cars damaged at a parking lot near the airport.

 

ORIGINAL STORY: A possible tornado is to blame for damage in parts of Louisiana near New Orleans. Around noon, a severe storm with strong winds and rain moved through Kenner, Louisiana. Some businesses and homes were damaged. The area is near the Louis Armstrong International Airport. More warnings have been issued and the storm system is moving east towards Mississippi and Alabama. Check back here for more updates.

 

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