Residents of the West Bank and the city of Arabi are clearing away debris after being hit by the second tornado in nine months.
The strongest tornado in the history of New Orleans struck Arabi in March of this year, travelling 11 miles with peak winds of 160 mph.
Wednesday's tornado traveled an almost identical path just north of the West Bank Expressway, causing heavy damage in Arabi, Marrero, Harvey, and Gretna.
The National Weather Service has given the latest twister a preliminary EF-2 rating with estimated peak winds of 125 miles per hour.
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