Crew flies over parts of La. devastated by tornadoes

Crew flies over parts of La. devastated by tornadoes - 6 p.m.

ST. JAMES PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Greg Meriwether is traveling with a crew in a helicopter to get an aerial view of the damage caused by Tuesday's storms.

He was able to get video showing some of the devastation created by the powerful storms.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and other officials also flew over areas to access the damage from above. They commented on the situation before heading above the damaged areas.


Two people are dead and dozens suffered injuries due to reported tornadoes that ripped through several parts of south Louisiana.

Officials in Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said the water tower that was damaged was destroyed.

"Waterworks did what they had to do," Kim Torres, a spokeswoman for the APOHSEP, said.

The boil order for the parish remains in effect. Officials said one person suffered a broken leg because of the storms.

The were no deaths or injuries reported in Ascension Parish. Officials with the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said most of the damage happened in the Prairieville area. All roads are open.

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