Large Tornado Strikes East of New Orleans

Article By: Daniel Pichon via Storyful

A series of tornadoes were reported near New Orleans on Tuesday, February 7, injuring at least 1 person. The National Weather Service confirmed several of the tornadoes did touch down.

Video shows a tornado from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, which was damaged by the storm & has been closed for damage assessments & repairs. According to NASA,

“All 3,500 employees at the facility have been accounted for w/5 sustaining minor injuries,” an official NASA press release reads. “The facility is currently closed & will remain closed Wednesday, Feb. 8, w/only emergency personnel on site to continue damage assessments…At this time, emergency personnel have identified damage to building numbers 103, 350 & additional structures. Building 103, Michoud’s main manufacturing building, has roof damage in several areas. Approximately 200 parked cars were damaged & there was damage to roads & other areas near Michoud.”

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