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3 tornadoes reported in New Orleans area

The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 9, 2011; 8:19 AM

BUSH, La. -- On the heels of the Mardi Gras season ending, the National Weather Service says three tornadoes touched down in the New Orleans area, causing one injury.

The tornadoes developed in a line of thunderstorms that moved across the state early Wednesday.

Forecaster Mike Shields says a tornado touched down about 10 miles southwest of Bush in St. Tammany Parish around 5:20 a.m. - injuring one person, damaging a house, destroying a trailer and knocking down trees. Emergency officials say the woman suffered a cut on her head.

Firefighters in Lacombe reported a twister that took the roof off a house just before 5 a.m. And the weather service says a meteorologist reported a tornado on the north side of Kenner near Lake Pontchartrain shortly after 6 a.m. No damage was reported.

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