A storm swept through Louisiana on Tuesday, producing at least four tornadoes. Widespread damage was reported, particularly in New Orleans. Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and plans to travel to southeastern Louisiana to survey the destruction. The National Weather Service stated that one tornado was at least EF2 in strength. Residents described hail the size of ping-pong balls, strong wind gusts, severe storms, and homes being ripped to the ground.