Eight people were treated for minor injuries at New Orleans East Hospital on Tuesday including a woman who was almost seven months pregnant and was in stable condition, hospital spokeswoman Caryn Battiste said.

The tornado impacts left 9,300 New Orleans residents temporarily without power. The tornado watch in Louisiana and MS expired after 2 p.m., when the storms moved east, Griffin said.

Some injuries have been reported but authorities have yet to confirm how many, according to local media reports.

Damage was reported late Tuesday morning in and around New Orleans as severe storms battered Louisiana.

This was just one of multiple tornadoes that wreaked havoc in the New Orleans area Tuesday.

Residents of New Orleans East are picking up debris on February 8, a day after an EF2 tornado swept through the neighborhood damaging as many as 250 homes.

New Orleans was among the most severely hit and is now without electricity, reported Fox News.

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Dozens of homes, cars and businesses were damaged but there was no early word on serious injuries or deaths.

Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association's chainsaw team spent most of Tuesday afternoon removing trees that had fallen onto homes in Watson, according to Howard Turner, a member of the team.

The Baton Rouge area was also hit.

Governor John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour and made a disaster declaration before meeting with officials in New Orleans.

They are urging everyone to have basic supplies at home and to coordinate with your family about what you'll do in this kind of emergency. Because of the damage it found - bent metal transmission lines and roofs torn off homes - the rating grew to an EF3. "Avoid windows", read the National Weather Service alert.

Today, Southeast Louisiana will be under tornado watch until 2 p.m. today.

There have been no reports of fatalities at this time.


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