At least nine tornadoes ripped thru Lousiana and Mississippi injuring at least 31 people and prompting Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency in the state and for the city of New Orleans to do the same.
Tornadoes were reported in Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Ponchatoula, and Killian, according to ABC News reports
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said a serious tornado hit Chef Menteur Highway and traveled for about two miles. Approximately 9,400 Orleans Parish residents are currently without power, the mayor said. Crews are working around the clock and expect to have all power restored in three to five days.
No deaths have been reported so far.