Emergency officials and the National Weather Service say a suspected tornado spotted near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport apparently touched down in a field near a suburban neighborhood.
It was part of a line of severe weather passing through Southeast Louisiana. It is believed to be one of many wind storms and possible tornadoes that erupted Tuesday around the greater New Orleans area, including possible sightings north of Lake Pontchartrain and west of that city in St. Charles Parish.
There were no reports of any injuries, but wind damage to homes and businesses has been reported, according to officials in Jefferson Parish where the airport is located. There were reports of cars damaged at a parking lot near the airport.