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At least six tornadoes struck much of south Louisiana on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Gov. Edwards declared a state of emergency following the severe storm system. According to the U.S. National Weather Service New Orleans, tornadic activity brought strong winds that caused severe damage, multiple injuries and left thousands without power.
In 2016, historic flooding in Louisiana nearly crippled communities in every corner of our state.