Storms Cause Damage, Flooding In Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (April 24, 2013)--A fast-moving line of intense thunderstorms flooded streets, damaged houses and business and knocked out power to more than 30,000 people Wednesday in southeast Louisiana.

No injuries were reported.

Officials in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner reported that a possible tornado damaged roofs and buildings and left numerous utility poles leaning.

A building under construction was heavily damaged.

The utility corporation Entergy reported more than 32,000 customers without power around midday.

Jefferson Parish had about 16,000 outages and New Orleans had more than 11,000.

The total was reduced to about 20,000 by mid-afternoon.

By early afternoon, the worst of the storms appeared to have moved out of heavily populated areas and into coastal marshes and waters.


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