Photos: Tornadoes tear through Louisiana

A man with a bicycle walks past debris from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A man with a bicycle walks past debris from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state’s southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A destroyed church and homes are seen in this aerial photo after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A destroyed church and homes are seen in this aerial photo after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Gregory Rugon climbs out of his home after failing to find his glasses that he lost taking cover after a tornado hit his Warren Drive home, in the New Orleans East section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Gregory Rugon climbs out of his home after failing to find his glasses that he lost taking cover after a tornado hit his Warren Drive home, in the New Orleans East section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A boy holds his dog after a tornado tore through the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A boy holds his dog after a tornado tore through the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Lisa Carruth hugs her granddaughter Juayonna Carruth after a tornado tore through the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Lisa Carruth hugs her granddaughter Juayonna Carruth after a tornado tore through the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Eshon Trosclair holds her son Camron Chapital after a tornado tore through home while they were inside Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in the eastern part of New Orleans.  The National Weather Service says at least three confirmed tornadoes have touched down, including one inside the New Orleans city limits. Buildings have been damaged and power lines are down. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Eshon Trosclair holds her son Camron Chapital after a tornado tore through home while they were inside Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in the eastern part of New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A man walks down the street past destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the  eastern part of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.   The National Weather Service says at least three confirmed tornadoes have touched down, including one inside the New Orleans city limits. Buildings have been damaged and power lines are down. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A man walks down the street past destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern part of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Claire White sits in a chair and talks on the phone next to her husband Roy White and dog "JD" across the street from their destroyed home after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Claire White sits in a chair and talks on the phone next to her husband Roy White and dog “JD” across the street from their destroyed home after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People walk amongst debris from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People walk amongst debris from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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A man with a bicycle walks past debris from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A destroyed church and homes are seen in this aerial photo after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Gregory Rugon climbs out of his home after failing to find his glasses that he lost taking cover after a tornado hit his Warren Drive home, in the New Orleans East section of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A boy holds his dog after a tornado tore through the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Lisa Carruth hugs her granddaughter Juayonna Carruth after a tornado tore through the New Orleans East neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Eshon Trosclair holds her son Camron Chapital after a tornado tore through home while they were inside Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in the eastern part of New Orleans.  The National Weather Service says at least three confirmed tornadoes have touched down, including one inside the New Orleans city limits. Buildings have been damaged and power lines are down. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A man walks down the street past destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the  eastern part of New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.   The National Weather Service says at least three confirmed tornadoes have touched down, including one inside the New Orleans city limits. Buildings have been damaged and power lines are down. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Claire White sits in a chair and talks on the phone next to her husband Roy White and dog "JD" across the street from their destroyed home after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People walk amongst debris from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through the eastern neighborhood in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana after a severe storm moved across the state's southeast corner, including the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a disaster in parts of his state devastated by tornadoes. Edwards says seven parishes were struck by twisters in an afternoon of tumultuous weather across southeastern Louisiana. Hardest hit was the 9th Ward that was heavily flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 


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