5 tornadoes touched down in southeast Louisiana, weather service says

5 tornadoes touched down in southeast Louisiana, weather service says

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The National Weather Service confirms that five tornadoes touched down during the April 27 storms that ripped through southeast Louisiana.

Three EF-1 and two EF-0 tornadoes touched down across Jefferson, Assumption, Lafourche and St. Charles parishes.

A small tornado (EF-1) touched down in Kenner around 9:15 a.m. Monday, NWS said. The tornado snapped numerous trees and power lines in the area. Minor property damage was also reported. Winds peaked at 90 mph as it touched down near West Esplanade and Loyola Avenue. The tornado's path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide.

A short time later a second tornado (EF-1) was confirmed in Pierre Part. Winds peaked at 100 mph as the tornado ripped through the area, according to NWS. It first touched down near Derrick Street and tore across approximately .65 miles of Assumption Parish though Grand Coupe Lane. Collapsed chimneys, heavy roof damage and a porch collapse were reported.

Around 9:30 a.m., NWS states a third tornado (EF-0) was confirmed in Napoleonville. Winds reached 85 mph as it ripped across .80 miles of land. It touched down in an area of softwood pine trees just west of Bayouside Street stretching across Louisiana Highway 308, just south of Dodge Road. Trees were uprooted in the area, but no structural damage was reported.

A 90 mph tornado (EF-1) touched down in Chackbay around 9:45 a.m., according to NWS. It touched down in a wooded area west of Louisiana Highway 20, moving .50 miles across land to Appletree Drive. A detached garage collapsed and strong winds caused roof damage to several homes, the NWS states.

The final tornado (EF-0) was reported in Bayou Gauche around 10:08 a.m. Monday. Winds only peaked at 75 mph as the tornado crossed Louisiana Highway 306 between Mark and Matthew streets. The tornado continued its path across Shamrock Drive at Edna Street. Roof and power pole damage was reported in the area.

No one was injured during Monday morning's stretch of severe weather. Several are still left without power Wednesday morning as crews work around the clock to repair damages.

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