BREAKING: State Of Emergency DECLARED In This State- Please Send Prayers, Here’s What We Know

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At least seven confirmed tornadoes hit southeast Louisiana Tuesday, causing major damage as a wave of severe thunderstorms swept through the region.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a news conference at least seven confirmed tornadoes touched down in the state, including two in Livingston Parish, and one in six other parishes. He declared a state of emergency in the wake of the storms.

Baton Rouge – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the state of Louisiana following the destruction of a severe storm system that moved through much of southeast Louisiana, including Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, St. James, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes.

“I am heartbroken to once again see Louisiana families suffering in the wake of devastating tornadoes today,” said Gov. Edwards. “We are working tirelessly to ensure that every citizen affected by this storm receives the resources they need as quickly as possible.”

The storm system brought strong winds and at least seven tornadoes, which caused severe damage, including multiple injuries, dozens of damaged homes and businesses, and thousands left without power.

Edwards said while there was a wide range of destruction, “the Lord has blessed us with not a single fatality at this time.”

No deaths have been reported, but 24 residents sustained injuries during the devastating weather, Gov. Edwards said.

 at Fox News reports that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city suffered “a terrible blow,” and that the tornado that struck the east side of the city traveled around two miles and affected a half-mile swath of land.

“I want to think we’ve been through many things together, and we will get through this together with prayers,” he told reporters.

The large tornado in New Orleans touched down northeast of downtown along Interstate 10 and Chef Menteur Highway, Fox 8 reported.

Images from the area showed severely damaged buildings with downed power lines strewn across the road.

The tornadoes are part of storm system moving across the Deep South that lit up radar monitors and prompting multiple tornado warnings from Louisiana to Alabama as the system brought hail, high winds and twisters to the New Orleans area.

One of the warnings described a “large, extremely dangerous and potentially deadly” twister south of Hammond, Louisiana.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters President Trump plans to contact officials in the hardest-hit areas.

The National Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said 2.7 million people in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama would be at the highest risk of severe weather on Tuesday.

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