Apr 12, 2024 - News

Fully Dressed: Tornado cleanup in Slidell

Photo shows a building with blown out windows after being hit by a tornado.

A tornado touched down in Slidell and shattered the windows of this business and vehicle at Pontchartrain Drive and Kostmayer Avenue. Image: Slidell Police Department

🌪️ Slidell leaders opened a resource center for people needing help after the storms this week. There are shelters available too, along with places to get free meals. (WDSU)

  • The National Weather Service says the tornado was an EF-2 and was on the ground for 9.3 miles. (Path)
  • Several schools in St. Tammany remain closed today. (List)
  • Jefferson Parish and New Orleans schools are explaining why they didn't close. (WWL)

A man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for setting the house fire that killed his three children in the Plum Orchard area. Family members attacked him after his guilty plea. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 🔒)

♻️ Jefferson Parish hosts its first recycling drop-off event tomorrow. (Axios New Orleans)

🤩 Need weekend plans? You've got French Quarter Fest, Strawberry Fest, a quilt show and more. (Full list)

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