A devastating tornado struck New Orleans East on Tuesday, February 7. The tornado, which hit nearly 10 miles of Chef Menteur Highway for nearly four minutes, damaged over 300 residences and damaged over 5,000 structures. In the event, over 31 people were injured, with no fatalities reported. Over 10,000 people were without electricity after the tornado hit.
As of Friday, February 17, all power has been restored to residents.
On Friday, February 17, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a clarion call, asking for Volunteering Day of Action on this Saturday, February 18, in New Orleans East.
However, there are still ways that you can help victims of the New Orleans East Tornado.
As of Wednesday, February 15, the Joe W. Brown Center in New Orleans East is no longer used as a temporary shelter. On Wednesday, over 30 people were dismissed from the center after it closed.
Here is a list of locations that are currently accepting donations for the New Orleans East Tornado victims.