At least four tornadoes were spawned by a storm system that swept through Louisiana Tuesday, with widespread damage reported in parts of New Orleans. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in the wake of the damaging storms and said he will travel to southeastern Louisiana to survey the destruction left behind. One of the hardest-hit areas

was New Orleans East. Shortly after the supercell passed through, severe damage to homes and businesses was reported by local media. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that there were dozens of injuries but no deaths in the area. “Please do not try to come to New Orleans East,” Landrieu said in a press conference, as reported by the New Orleans Advocate. “It is totally shut down.” READ MORE