A huge amount of damage was reported when a large tornado hit New Orleans on Tuesday night.
The actual tornado was The tornado was captured on local NBC affiliate WDSU’s weather camera and could be seen on the station’s live broadcast for several minutes.
Due to the tornado rubble littered the streets and power lines could be seen lying on the ground and wrapped around all manner of objects.
Sources said most of the residents hide at their basements when the tornado arrived.
“If you have damage please report but DO NOT go sightseeing!!! People have lost homes and businesses and need help right now!!” Benjamin Schott, chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New Orleans said.
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The tornado hit New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and the suburbs of Arabi and Chalmette.
Due to the tornado, more than 14,000 people in the New Orleans metro area had lost power as of Tuesday night.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted they already started helping those affected by the tornado.
“State agencies are assisting local officials as needed as they assess the damage and impacts of these tornadoes,” Edwards tweeted.
“My prayers are with you in Southeast Louisiana tonight. Please be safe,” Edwards said in another tweet.