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Tornado tears through Louisiana parish, killing 1

A powerful tornado ripped through St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana on Tuesday night, leaving homes and buildings without roofs and killing one man.

The Arabi community of St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans was devastated when a tornado that sprung from a storm system that ravaged parts of Texas and flooded parts of Alabama tore through the neighborhood late Tuesday evening.

An Arabi resident, 25-year old Connor Lambert, was killed in the incident. Authorities say he suffered multiple blunt force injuries.

Neighbors and rescue workers searched through the rubble on Wednesday morning, looking for anyone who might need help. The area had already been pummeled by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and again last year by Hurricane Ida.

Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in St. Bernard, Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes after the tornado. The storm moved eastward after it ripped through New Orleans, flooding areas of Mobile and destroying buildings.

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: USA TODAY

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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