2017-02-07 New Orleans / United States

City: New Orleans / Louisiana United States
Date: 07.02.2017
Time: 11:12 +/- 1 min
Land use: Land
Intensity: EF3
Type: Tornado

The 2017 New Orleans tornado was a large and powerful EF3 tornado that was the strongest to strike New Orleans, Louisiana in recorded history. The tornado caused considerable damage along its path and left approximately 10,000 homes without electricity. This was one of several strong tornadoes that touched down across Louisiana and Mississippi that day. In response to the disaster, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency. 33 injuries occurred in the area after the tornado hit near Chef Menteur Highway with hundreds of structures sustaining moderate to significant damage along the ten-mile path.

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