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People were urged to take cover as a huge tornado ripped through New Orleans and images showed cars flipping over and debris being thrown around.
A tornado warning has been issued for the southeastern part of Louisana.
The National Weather Service stated: “This is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. GET DOWN NOW!
“Flying debris can be fatal to those caught unprotected. Mobile homes are destroyed. Significant damage to homes, businesses and vehicles is likely and complete destruction is possible.”
Footage shows major damage with debris lying in the streets of New Orleans.
And dramatic video captured the tornado moving across the city at night. The twister’s dark image can be seen above the lights in residential areas.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/breaking-devastating-tornado-rips-through-26533953 A devastating tornado sweeps through New Orleans, causing massive destruction