NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The National Weather Service confirms there was a tornado Monday morning in Kenner. It was part of a wild weather system that brought rain and high winds to most of the viewing area.
In the wake of the storms, Entergy said that it could be 48 to 72 hours before power to some customers is restored.
On Tchoupitoulas between Joseph and Octavia, the power was out Monday, as it was across most of Uptown.
Entergy crew members said a power line went down and a transformer blew at about noon.
The Rouses on Tchoupitoulas was running on generator power.
Entergy crews will work until midnight and begin again in the morning. An Entergy spokesman said about 400 workers from other states are being brought in to help.
Power to Armstrong Airport was restored as of 5:30, but passengers were urged to check their flight's status as there were several delays and cancellations.
Entergy released the following statement Monday night: