High winds and seven tornadoes slammed through the American South on Tuesday afternoon, killing two in Louisiana and another in Mississippi, while injuring at least 31 people and damaging dozens of homes and cars. The storm was part of a severe weather front moving across the southern states.  High winds and several tornadoes hit the Pelican state on Tuesday afternoon.

One tornado came close to New Orleans Airport before touching down in a field, according to the Associated Press. At Sugar Hill trailer park in Convent Parish, dozens of trailers were damaged and several people were injured, AP cited the park owner, Mark Anderson as saying. Convent Parish Sheriff Willy Martin told local news that there had been two confirmed fatalities, adding that at least 31 people had been injured, and seven to eight critically. READ MORE