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Dozens Are Injured After Tornadoes Tear Through New Orleans

Multiple tornadoes touched down in the New Orleans area Tuesday and damaged hundreds of buildings.

Dozens Are Injured After Tornadoes Tear Through New Orleans
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This was just one of multiple tornadoes that wreaked havoc in the New Orleans area Tuesday.

Officials say dozens of people were injured and hundreds of buildings were damaged or destroyed during the storms. As of early Wednesday, no fatalities were reported.

"You've now been able to see the damage; it's devastating," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said during a press conference. "A lot of families have lost everything that they have."

Tornadoes Just Killed More People In 48 Hours Than During All Of 2016

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At least 20 people were killed over the weekend as tornadoes tore through the Southeast. In 2016, a total of 17 people were killed by twisters.

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One part of the city hit particularly hard was New Orleans East, an area that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Meteorologists say twisters also touched down in Donaldsonville and Killian, two small towns northwest of New Orleans.

It's still unclear exactly how strong these tornadoes were. Emergency responders are searching through the debris for missing people.