WATCH: Damage, Injuries Reported as Tornadoes Hit New Orleans, Louisiana

A tornado damaged a home in New Orleans East.
(Photo: WWL-TV)

At least four tornadoes ripped across Louisiana on Tuesday as a violent weather system barreled across the South.

Damage was reported across the New Orleans area, the city’s emergency management agency tweeted. Injuries have been reported as well, according to a tweet from Project NOLA.

A tornado touched down in New Orleans East, WWL-TV reported, causing heavy damage to areas near Crowder, Chef Menteur and Downman Road.

Another touched down near the town of Donaldsonville and another in the town of Killian, the National Weather Service said.

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Tornado watches remained in effect across large portions of Louisiana and Mississippi as a line of thunderstorms moved through, prompting multiple tornado warnings.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said 2.7 million people in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama remain at the highest risk of severe weather Tuesday. The area includes New Orleans, Gulfport, Miss., and Mobile, Ala.

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SOURCE: USA Today – Doyle Rice