Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says at least seven parishes were hit by tornadoes.

Residents in Livingston, Tangipahoa, Orleans, Ascension, Jefferson, St. James and St. Tammany are still cleaning up after the storms.

Edwards took an aerial tour before meeting New Orleans officials. He says the path of destruction is wide and varied. He called in the Louisiana National Guard to police and secure the area, and says "This is not a time to sight-see."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu toured with the Governor and likened the devastation with this comment: "It's like an elephant stomping on your house."

Edwards says at least 20 injuries were reported, a handful of them serious, and about 10,000 customers were without power late Tuesday.

A primary search of the disaster area found no one found trapped or injured, but a secondary search was planned to make sure and better assess the damage.



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