February 7th, 2017 Added on February 7, 2017 by Ken Maldonado. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addresses the media in the aftermath of a tornado that struck New Orleans East destroying homes and businesses. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the base of operations where rescue efforts are being directed following a tornado strike in New Orleans East. The rear of a hotel in New Orleans East was torn apart after a tornado struck the area. Children walk beneath a downed power pole resting atop a gas station along Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East. A woman and child observe the damage outside a business after a tornado struck the neighborhood of New Orleans East. The roof of a convenience store was completely removed by the tornado. Several homes and cars were destroyed along side streets just off Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East. While many business along Chef Menteur Highway were spared direct damage from the tornado, several fell victim to the domino like topple of power lines.