February 5, 2023

A tornado hits New Orleans as storms threaten deep south

New Orleans – A hurricane struck the New Orleans area Tuesday night, killing at least one person as it passed through the city, causing extensive damage to homes, cutting off electricity and prompting residents to search for stranded residents.

Hurricane Katrina hit both the Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans, communities devastated by the hurricane. One person was killed in St. Bernard Parish adjacent to New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish president Guy McKinnis said several of the injured were taken to hospital.

“We do not know how many, we do not know the severity of the injuries,” he said, adding that they are focusing on search and rescue efforts.

The hurricane devastated the city around 8:30 pm as it moved east.

But the physical damage is still being assessed. Sheriff James Bolman of St. Bernard Parish said, “There are missing homes.” Someone went down the middle of the street.

The 22-year-old teasing marshal used a mud mask on his face when asked “more wind is coming faster”. Her house in St. Bernard Parish began to shake. Tiles from her shower began to fly off the wall. He grabbed his 2-year-old son Luke, bent over near the toilet as the funnel cloud passed by, knocked down a large oak tree next to his house, and completely leveled another house block.

Aaron Ledett, 44, listened to the air and went to the bathroom. “I kept my family in the bathtub and prayed,” he said. As soon as the wind stopped, he went outside to see that another house had been blown up in the center of the street. While serving in the U.S. Navy, he conducted search and rescue operations. Ledett helped save a woman whose oxygen tank had stopped working.

Similar scenes were screened throughout St. Bernard Parish on Tuesday night. Neighbors who helped each other flood every home in the church by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, banged back to help each other amid the darkness, fallen tree branches, live power lines and the smell of damaged gas lines.

The hurricane came off as a strong spring storm system that was blamed for at least one death and left the path of destruction in Texas, continuing to move over parts of the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing restless weather.

A hurricane last hit New Orleans in February 2017, rated by wind National Weather Service At 150 mph, more than 600 homes were damaged and 33 people were injured.

Five inches of rain is forecast for the region until Tuesday night, with heavy rainfall forecast for some areas. Meteorologists said.

In Mississippi, several hurricane warnings were issued amid the view of funnel clouds, although there were no immediate reports of significant damage. Flood surveillance extends from East Texas to the western edge of Tennessee.

An air consultation covering Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi and parts of Arkansas and Tennessee.

Forecasters in Louisiana warned residents Monday night that it was time to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane clearing the region.

“Mobile home has no safe shelter during a hurricane,” said a weather service in New Orleans. Said on Twitter. “Look for shelter in a place provided by your mobile home community, or seek refuge with friends or family who live near your home or apartment. The last option is to lie flat and flat on the floor.

Some state offices in Louisiana were closed Tuesday as storms moved east, Governor John Bell Edwards said. Said on Twitter. School districts across the state They also adjusted their schedules, Many of them will be closed throughout the day or closed in anticipation of severe weather. Similar school closures Announced in Mississippi.

“Widespread rain with gusts today, including severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, large hailstorms and hurricanes” Weather service in Jackson, Miss., Said on Twitter. “Be careful!”

On Tuesday, the University of Alabama announced it Stopped normal operations 1pm to 5pm on Wednesdays. It warned of “supercell thunderstorms or hurricanes” and the possibility of heavy rains causing flooding.

Meteorologists said the system would be less widespread and less intense as it moved into the eastern United States on Wednesday.

On Monday, Severe weather throughout TexasAuthorities say a 73-year-old woman was killed when a hurricane devastated her home in the lake community of Sherwood Shores in Grayson County, near the Oklahoma border.

County Emergency Management Director Sarah Somers said in an email Tuesday that 10 more people were injured during the hurricane and are being treated in hospitals.

Several hurricanes were reported in central Texas on Monday afternoon, including Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin. Video It spread widely on social media, with people rushing to hide inside Walmart like rubbish thrown by a hurricane funnel in the store parking lot.

Storm chaser caught in Elgin, suburb of Austin, Texas Video footage A red pickup truck adjusted itself and was thrown to its side by a hurricane before driving.

A hurricane made landfall in Jaxboro, 90 miles northwest of Dallas Serious damage to elementary school And a High schoolPart of a building collapses, the roof is torn down, and trees are uprooted Local media reports.

At one Press conference On Tuesday, in Jack County, which includes Jacksboro, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized emergency personnel and school staff to respond during the hurricane.

“Given the magnitude of the hurricane that struck Jack County, it would be a miracle to know there were no casualties,” he said. Abbott said. “However, as said, at school or elsewhere, the quick thinking, decisive action of the leaders saved lives.”

Mr. Posted by Abbott Disaster Notice Nine people from 16 counties, including Jack County, were taken to Faith Community Hospital in Jacksboro with life-threatening injuries, officials said Tuesday.

One of the hurricanes that hit Jacksboro F-3 is strongAccording to the National Weather Service, maximum winds will blow at speeds of 140 mph to 150 mph.

Then on Tuesday, Mr. Abbott visited Croquet, Texas, another severely affected city in Houston County, 110 miles north of Houston. He told a news conference there that 10 people had been injured in the district during Monday’s hurricane and one of them was seriously injured. Thirty buildings were damaged in the area, most of them houses, Mr. Abbott said.

“We want everyone to get back on their feet as soon as possible,” he said. “We’ll help them with that.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, about 43,000 customers across Texas were without electricity, about 30,000 in Louisiana and 20,000 in Mississippi. According to PowerOutage.usWebsite that integrates data from applications across the United States.

Katie Rectal reported from New Orleans and Christine Chung from New York. Derrick Bryson Taylor and Neil Vigor contributed to the reporting.