At least 6 tornadoes hit the New Orleans area in Louisiana on Tuesday. East New Orleans was especially hard hit as hundreds of buildings were damaged or destroyed and over 10,000 customers were without power.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the storms.
Videos of the tornadoes are being posted on social media:
The tornadoes also hit the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility as well:
The weather community is mourning the loss of Dave Schwartz, who spent more than 20 years as an on-air meteorologist for The Weather Channel. After battling cancer for 10 years, Schwartz passed away Saturday.
A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple and Mississippi State universities, Schwartz always knew he wanted to be a meteorologist.
“I’ve always been a weather ‘geek’,” Schwartz said during an interview for his biography. “Skywatching, and watching The Weather Channel. I built a weather forecasting kit from Radio Shack my father bought me.”
Schwartz was known for his friendly on-air demeanor and often referred to viewers as “my friend” before giving forecasts. His laidback style and sense of humor quickly made him a fan favorite at The Weather Channel.
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A dock was destroyed after storms blew through Blount County Saturday afternoon.
A man at the scene said winds picked up the dock and ripped up the roof off the dock house at Mariner’s Pointe Club House off Keller Bend Road on Fort Loudoun Lake.
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Severe thunderstorms that moved through East Tennessee Friday evening caused damage to several buildings in Seymour.
Photos submitted to WATE 6 On Your Side by viewer Matt Kiser showed damage at a Dollar General building on Chapman Highway. Photos showed damage to the roof and debris from other nearby buildings. A stained glass window blew out at nearby Seymour First Baptist Church and numerous broken and fallen trees were reported.
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Classes typically start getting scheduled in the wintertime for the Spring.
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WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 321
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
142 PM EDT MON JUL 4 2016
The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watch
321 in effect until 9 PM EDT this evening for the following areas
in tennessee this watch includes 4 counties
in east tennessee
campbell claiborne hancock
in virginia this watch includes 2 counties
in southwest virginia
in virginia this watch includes 1 independent city
in southwest virginia
city of norton
this includes the cities of, jonesville, la follette, oneida…
sneedville, tazewell and wise.
Almost everyone has experienced this scenario at least once or twice. Despite the near-black clouds in the distance, you make it home from work and breathe a sigh of relief.
Within a few minutes of pulling your car into the garage, it turns green and yellow outside, the leaves on the trees quiet and the birds stop singing. Then you hear it, the tornado siren and, if you’re smart, you manage to get yourself, the kids and the dog down to the basement or other safe shelter just in time.
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The number of casualties of the recent West Virginia Flood has reportedly risen to at least 26.
West Virginia Declared Major Disaster
Last week, the state experienced heavy rain and major flooding. Various cities witnessed cars being washed away, people scrambling to safety and power lines failing to deliver electricity. In fact, the flood left more than 20,000 West Virginians without power for several days and in more unfortunate cases, many even lost their homes.
As a result, President Obama declared it a major disaster. In a statement published by the White House on June 25, Obama “ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.”
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