Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Photo of New Orleans-Area Tornado

Via Twitter and WGNO TV:
The tornado was indeed rain-wrapped and difficult to see. I had to play with the photo in order to make the funnel clearly visible. The photo was described as "near Kenner" but I don't know the exact location of the tornado at this time. This is a Louisiana tornado but it is the one east of Houma (scroll down). Rest of info is correct.

There is tornado damage, I don't know the extent. There are 39,000 homes and businesses without power, homes with damage in Kenner, a 59 mph wind gust was clocked at Louis Armstrong Airport and power was off there for at least a time.

I am giving a speech this afternoon, so this will be my last update on the Louisiana tornado situation unless something major occurs.

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