April 24th, 2013
06:47 PM ET

Tornadoes rip into New Orleans suburb

Two tornadoes ripped into a New Orleans suburb Wednesday afternoon, damaging homes and knocking down power lines, but no injuries were reported, a local government spokeswoman said.

The storm hit in Kenner, Louisiana, near the city's international airport. The tornadoes damaged cars and roofs and brought down trees and electrical wires, Jefferson Parish spokeswoman Kriss Fortunato said.

Mike Efferson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New Orleans, said the twister had estimated top winds of 90 mph. The second one had winds of 75 mph, the agency said on its Twitter account.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. BeEtLjOoZ

    Reblogged this on #BattleOfOurTimes.Com.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Injun Ere

    Hey, according to nascar engineers, all you need to do is put up a few cables and them tornadoes won't hurt nuthin'.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. little mister©

    Help me.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stuart

    little mister. Really. What is going on?

    April 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bambi

    I miss you little mister. Please be strong. Help is on the way.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Good grief are you back to that sinkhole story again?

    April 25, 2013 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. wut

    Somebody needs help and we send in a tornado. Good going, guys. You ripped a suburb. Now what are you going to do?

    April 25, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |