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3 tornadoes touch down near New Orleans causing severe damage, injuries

Tornado captured on camera touching down near New Orleans
WATCH: A video posted to Instagram shows a tornado touching down near East New Orleans on Tuesday. The U.S. National Weather Service confirmed several of the tornadoes did touch down in the area.

The U.S. National Weather Service has confirmed three tornado touched down  in southern Louisiana Tuesday afternoon, causing damage to multiple buildings.

According to local media and social media reports, several people may have been injured when the tornado ripped through the eastern part of the city.

Danielle Manning, a meteorologist with the weather service, says one touched down in the eastern part of New Orleans, another touched down near the town of Donaldsonville and another in the town of Killian.

Multiple tornado warnings have been issued throughout the area.

WATCH: Massive tornado rolling through New Orleans caught on camera

Massive tornado rolling through New Orleans caught on camera
Massive tornado rolling through New Orleans caught on camera

Local media showed images of some severely damaged buildings in eastern New Orleans with downed power lines strewn across the road.

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The tornadoes are part of a wall of bad weather moving across the Deep South.

Officials say at least seven homes have been damaged in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.

WATCH: Tornado slams eastern New Orleans leaving significant damage

Tornado slams east New Orleans leaving significant damage
Tornado slams east New Orleans leaving significant damage

Deputy Emergency Management Director Brandi Janes says two of the houses were completely destroyed.

Janes said she knows of two injuries in the parish, both minor. She didn’t immediately have any information on whether the homes that were destroyed were occupied when the storm struck.

She says they are working to get trees out of roadways and with the Red Cross to get help to damaged areas.

– With files from The Associated Press