Tornadoes rip through New Orleans area, decimating homes and neighborhoods

Tornadoes ripped through southern Louisiana on Tuesday, leaving only splintered wood where houses once stood and causing dozens of minor injuries as a violent weather system barreled across the South.

There were no immediate reports of deaths after four tornadoes hit southeastern Louisiana, leaving 10,000 homes without power and prompting Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency.

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