This week saw New Orleans take direct impact from a tornado — the second this year. Last March, an EF3 touched down on the city, continuing for 11.5 miles and reaching max wind speeds of 160 mph. New Orleans was still recovering when an EF2 undid much of those rebuilding efforts on December 14. This new tornado lasted 9.5 miles, with wind speeds maxing out at 125 mph.
New Orleans is nothing if not resilient. We were devastated by the tornado’s impact and for those affected, and hope the imagery gathered can help play a role in the city’s recovery.
Now that the storm has passed, we’ve been able to capture the aftermath and provide invaluable data to those who can best get New Orleans on the road to recovery.
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