Large Tornado Strikes East of New Orleans

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Published: February 7, 2017

A series of tornadoes were reported near New Orleans on Tuesday, February 7, injuring at least one person. The National Weather Service confirmed several of the tornadoes did touch down. This video shows a tornado from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, which was damaged by the storm and has been closed for damage assessments and repairs. According to NASA, "All 3,500 employees at the facility have been accounted for, with five sustaining minor injuries,” an official NASA press release reads. “The facility is currently closed and will remain closed Wednesday, Feb. 8, with only emergency personnel on site to continue damage assessments…At this time, emergency personnel have identified damage to building numbers 103, 350 and additional structures. Building 103, Michoud’s main manufacturing building, has roof damage in several areas. Approximately 200 parked cars were damaged, and there was damage to roads and other areas near Michoud.”

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