A tornado smashed into homes in New Orleans late Tuesday morning, officials and locals said.
It’s unclear if there were injuries.
Several businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed, KHOU-TV reported.
Tornado warnings remain in effect over the southern region.
BREAKING UPDATE: Severe damage seen in New Orleans East area after reports of tornado on ground. pic.twitter.com/1ya04JAJ4P
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 7, 2017
This is the New Orleans East tornado, from WDSU: pic.twitter.com/8QUClxLMIM
— Kevin Dupuy (@KevinYeaux) February 7, 2017