Residents in a New Orleans area community began picking up the pieces Wednesday, a day after a strong tornado crashed through Arabi and killed one person, damaged and destroyed homes and wrecked cars.
Survey teams found damage consistent with an EF-3 tornado and a path around 11 miles long, the National Weather Service said. It said the rating is preliminary.
Killed was Connor Lambert, 25, of Arabi, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
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The damage was concentrated in Arabi, a community of around 4,500 just east of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, officials said.