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Tornado Reported As New Orleans Is Hammered By Severe Storms

Part of a train fell off a bridge. There have been no reported injuries.

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New Orleans was hammered Monday by severe storms bringing rain, wind, and reportedly a tornado.

Waves crashing over the lip of the lake as flood waters encroach closer to the levee. @FOX8NOLA

@NWSNewOrleans @FOX8NOLA @wdsu @WWLTV Lightining over the Superdome.


The region was under a tornado warning with officials reporting seeing at least one twister.

New Orleans Naval Air Station (NBG) is reporting a #tornado in their official observation at 10:55am CDT. Tornado began at 10:48am CDT.

The National Weather Service confirmed severe and strong winds in the same area.

10:38am Our radar is showing very strong winds over the immediate New Orleans metro. Tornado warnings continue

Photos from the city show lightning and dark clouds.

k we finna die ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ I thought I was ready but im not ready to die yet.

@NWSNewOrleans @FOX8NOLA @wdsu @WWLTV Lightining over the Superdome.

A WGNO reporter posted video to Twitter showing parts of a train that fell of a bridge during the storm.

#breakingnews train fell of bridge behind Canes on Clearview pkwy @WGNOtv @HankAllenWX @AnneCutler


Incredible footage from the train's derailment was posted on multiple news websites.

There also seemed to be an electrical fire on a nearby power line.

#BREAKINGNEWS something from train dangling on power lines @WGNOtv @HankAllenWX @AnneCutler

Jing also reported that another segment of the train is still on the bridge, and in unstable condition. Emergency workers are trying to figure out how to secure it.

More on trail derailment in JP Chris Roberts reporting it came off tracks on Eastbank at Huey P Long bridge. #4wwl

Many people reported flooding in neighborhoods.

The severe storm system has already brought heavy flooding and tornadoes to parts of Texas, the Associated Press reported.

There were no reports of injuries.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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