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3 tornadoes reported in New Orleans area

On the heels of the Mardi Gras season ending, the National Weather Service says three tornadoes touched down in the New Orleans area, causing one injury.

The tornadoes developed in a line of thunderstorms that moved across the state early Wednesday.

Forecaster Mike Shields says a tornado touched down about 10 miles southwest of Bush in St. Tammany Parish around 5:20 a.m. — injuring one person, damaging a house, destroying a trailer and knocking down trees. Emergency officials say the woman suffered a cut on her head.

Firefighters in Lacombe reported a twister that took the roof off a house just before 5 a.m. And the weather service says a meteorologist reported a tornado on the north side of Kenner near Lake Pontchartrain shortly after 6 a.m. No damage was reported.