One tornado touched down in New Orleans East, ripping apart buildings.
Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in Louisiana after severe weather hit the southeast part of the state on Tuesday.
In Louisiana, tornado watches covered New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It left a couch resting improbably on a pile of debris in the middle of a road, and trapped a truck driver as power lines wrapped around his cab.
If you are in the affected area, follow local news and radio reports for guidance and updates.
The Michoud facility covers more than 800 acres just east of New Orleans.
Again, please stay away from tornado damaged areas.
Initial weather reports from doppler radar indicated that the center of rotation for the tornado passed directly overhead of numerous main structures at MAF, with of well-defined debris cloud evident through side scan radar and 134 KTS from gate to gate measurements of the tornado with rotation extending upwards to 30,000 feet.
Landrieu said dozens of people are injured, but most of the injuries are minor. She didn't immediately have any information on whether the homes that were destroyed were occupied when the storm struck. "There is still a threat of severe weather in the area and emergency officials are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of onsite personnel".
Very large hail, strong winds and tornadoes will be possible in the lower Mississippi River Valley and central Gulf Coast states through Tuesday evening, according to the weather service.
The National Weather Service reports that storm spotters reported a funnel cloud near Baker, Louisiana, around 9 a.m.