KEITHVILLE, La. ( Associated Press) – A storm that spawned dozens of tornadoes from eastern Texas to northern Florida killed at least three people and left families homeless across Louisiana, where some homes were completely destroyed.
In other areas, blizzards with high winds occurred from the Dakotas to Michigan, and snow and ice caused problems in Appalachia and New England.
The National Weather Service said it was not yet known whether the destructive winds were a tornado, but the consequences of their passage were evident in places like Louisiana’s Caddo District, where a man went out to buy groceries and found his mobile home returned for Had gone missing along with his wife and son.
“You walk into a house and the house isn’t even there, so where do you find it?” Gov. John Bel Edwards said he walked south of a mile-long trail of destruction in the rural town of Keithville. Shreveport.
The body of eight-year-old Nicholas Little was found in the woods. His mother, Yoshiko A. Smith, 30, was later found under rubble left behind by the storm. “She had gone shopping for her family, came back and the house was missing,” said Sergeant Casey Jones of Caddo Police Station.
William Walls of Keithville also said that a tornado lifted his house and threw it at his brother’s house. The debris is visible in the videos he posted on Facebook.
“This is my house,” he said. “no longer exists”.
A possible tornado devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas. Officials in the St. Charles district west of the city reported the discovery of a woman’s body after a reported tornado passed through the city of Kelowna on the Mississippi River, damaging homes. Eight people received injuries and were taken to hospitals.