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Twenty injured after tornadoes in the U.s. state of Louisiana

Twenty injured after tornadoes in the U.s. state of Louisiana

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Six tornadoes Tuesday (local time) substantial damage caused in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. More than 20 people were injured.

Especially the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and the largest city of the state, New Orleans, are severely affected.

The injured when the storms on the highways raged and trees, electricity pylons and houses destroyed. 7.800 people in New Orleans would be without power to sit.

The police and fire departments in Louisiana have started with a large search – and-rescue. It is expected that a number of injured people are stuck. Many families have lost everything.

Fourth disaster

It is already for the fourth time in a year that the state is struck by a natural disaster. A series of tornadoes founded in February last year has also been devastation. Over a month later, in march, died of four people during floods.

And also in August got Louisiana to deal with major flooding. More than 60,000 houses were destroyed. It was the worst disaster since hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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