State of emergency declared in Louisiana after tornadoes, storms hit Gulf Coast

NASA in new Orleans east damage

NASA in new Orleans east damage

Linda Pierre, left, and April Williams look around the east New Orleans neighborhood after a tornado touchdown, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

At least four tornadoes ripped across Louisiana on Tuesday as a violent weather system barreled across the South.

Damaging Tornadoes Hit Louisiana, Including New Orleans.

According to WVUE Fox 8, severe weather and tornadoes have inflicted damage to several homes and businesses in New Orleans. He says President Donald Trump is aware of the situation and is going to be reaching out to local and state officials throughout the day. One driver was trapped in his truck by power lines that wrapped around the cab.

This is a developing story, and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Hail up to baseball size also was reported in New Orleans with today's storms.

Again, please stay away from tornado damaged areas. Emergency management reported a tornado from the storm in Madisonville, about 35 miles east of Killian, where additional damage was confirmed. NASA said fewer than 10 people reported minor injuries.

The storm hit New Orleans at about 2 p.m. EST, according to the weather service's website.

"Two of them are completely gone... all the way to the ground", she said, adding that crews were removing trees from roadways and working with the Red Cross to get help to damaged areas. The majority of which were located around the New Orleans area. The tornado possibly crossed Interstate 55 between Akers and Ponchatoula.

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