Today, Southeast Louisiana will be under tornado watch until 2 p.m. today. The Watch includes 11 parishes in South East Louisiana, and six counties in Mississippi. New Orleans, Madeveville, Metarie are among the several cities affectedly the Tornado watch.
According to WVUE Fox 8, severe weather and tornadoes have inflicted damage to several homes and businesses in New Orleans. The bulk of the damage was on Chef Menteur HWY, around the 4700 block, the New Orleans Fire Department Chief Time McConnell told Fox 8.
The NOPD urges the public to stay away from Chef Menteur Highway. The highway is closed Wilson Avenue and I-510.
By 1 p.m. today, mayor Mitch Landrieu reported there has been several injuries, but not reported fatalities, according to NOLA.com.
For more information on how to stay safe during the tornado watch, click here. NOPD is urging all residents to find shelter and stay clear of the streets until the tornado watch subsides. Southeaster Louisiana is under Tornado watch until 2 p.m. today.
Again, please stay away from tornado damaged areas. Keep the roads clear for emergency responders. Lots of downed power lines and debris.— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) February 7, 2017
Stay tuned for more developing information on the Tornado watch.