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TV station airs tornado striking New Orleans amid violent southeastern outbreak

A mother, son were killed amid the U.S. tornado outbreak, and damage was reported at a hospital.
Winter Weather Louisiana
Posted at 7:35 AM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-15 08:06:58-05

At least 64 tornadoes have been reported in the southern U.S. since Tuesday as a large storm system swept across the country.

As WDSU reported, several parishes in the New Orleans area were hit by violent tornadoes on Wednesday. WDSU captured a tornado striking the New Orleans area for the second time this year.

At least one person was reportedly dead, with the death being attributed to a tornado, after the first one touched down in Killona in St. Charles Parish, according to WDSU.

At least seven other injuries were reported.

According to the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, two people were killed in a tornado near Keithville, Louisiana. Authorities said a young boy was found dead in a wooded area where his home was destroyed. Overnight, the body of his mother was found one street over.

Another person was injured in the Keithville tornado. Responders used K-9 teams and volunteers to search the area for victims.

Damage was reported at a hospital in New Iberia, La. The hospital said its main entrances are closed and five people had very minor injuries and were treated at its emergency room.

On Tuesday, a tornado touched down near Grapevine, Texas, injuring five. Tornadoes were also reported late Tuesday in Mississippi.

The large storm system, which also caused blizzard-like conditions in the upper Plains, is expected to move to the north and east. An ice storm warning was issued for parts of Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Ice of up to a half inch could cause traffic difficulties and power outages in the area.