New Orleans: One killed as tornado tears through suburbs –

At least one person has died after a large tornado tore through New Orleans, destroying homes and taking out power.
Videos showed the dark funnel cloud ploughing through neighbourhoods on Tuesday night, blowing off rooftops and overturning cars.
It hit suburbs that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The tornado was spawned by a storm system which caused widespread damage and killed a woman in Texas and Oklahoma on Monday.
Officials in the eastern St Bernard district said rescuers were searching for people who may be trapped after one person was killed and several injured.
Its parish president Guy McInnis said several houses there had been "totally demolished".
Photos from the St Bernard neighbourhood of Arabi show crumpled cars, collapsed buildings and debris scattered across streets.
"There are houses that are missing," local sheriff James Pohlmann told The New York Times. "One landed in the middle of the street, and there was somebody trapped in that house."
One resident, Reggie Ford, posted a video showing wrecked buildings.
He told told the news agency Associated Press: "I see downed powerlines. A church is completely destroyed. Three businesses are completely destroyed. There are eight blocks of houses missing their roofs."
The trapped person was reportedly later rescued and taken to hospital.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said authorities were assessing the storm's impact.
"My prayers are with you in Southeast Louisiana tonight. Please be safe," he tweeted.
The tornado was produced by a storm front working its way across southern US states on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
An elderly woman was killed about 60 miles (96km) north of Dallas when a tornado struck the area on Monday.
"A damaging gust or a tornado remains possible over the next few hours," the US National Weather Service tweeted.
This video can not be played
Have you been affected by the tornado? If it's safe to do so, you can get in touch by emailing
Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also get in touch in the following ways:
If you are reading this page and can't see the form you will need to visit the mobile version of the BBC website to submit your question or comment or you can email us at Please include your name, age and location with any submission.
Are deadly US tornadoes due to climate change?
'The whole house fell apart'
Russia readying tens of thousands for eastern battle – Zelensky
Battle for Mariupol not over, officials insist
Macron targets Le Pen as run-off campaign begins
This time it won’t be a walkover for Macron
Macron v Le Pen: Two visions for France
Ukraine village scarred by aftermath of occupation
'I'm under no illusions,' says Brit after comrades killed
'Act now or 350,000 children will die in this drought'
Is India planning to shrink its army?
The mysterious world of pro-Putin Facebook groups
The chip implants that let you pay with your hand
What is restless legs syndrome and why does it matter?
'Nobody wants to say no to your face'
John Bishop talks maturity and working class representation
Who is the best Premier League set piece taker?
Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards debate
The most powerful man you've never heard of
Searching for Vladislav Surkov, key architect of the 'post truth' world
© 2022 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.


More To Explore

Education Template