Powerful tornadoes are relatively rare in the New Orleans area. Is global warming changing that? – USA TODAY
The powerful tornado that claimed one life and caused widespread damage as it roared through the New Orleans area Tuesday was one of the region’s strongest in history and one of more than 100 to strike in the past four decades.
Preliminary survey results from the National Weather Service found a trail of destruction over 11 miles and concluded the tornado was likely an EF-3 on the 0 – 5 scale used to categorize tornadoes. There was damage in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, including in Arabi, where 25-year-old Connor Lambert was killed.