Bad weather and tornadoes in Louisiana, many homes destroyed

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In response to the storms, Facebook has activated its safety feature for users in the area to mark that they are ‘safe’. Brandi Janes, the deputy emergency preparedness director said she knows of two injuries, both minor. In Jefferson Parish more than 1,400 people were without power. The tornadoes are part of a wall of bad weather moving across the Deep South that lit up radar monitors and prompting multiple tornado warnings from Louisiana to Alabama as severe storms brought hail, high winds and twisters to the New Orleans area. The national Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, appreciated 2.7 million people in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama would be at the highest risk of severe weather on Tuesday. In Mississippi, a tornado watch covered the southern half of the state. In Alabama, the city of Mobile was in the storm’s path.

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