Hazardous winds, lightning and ping-pong ball-sized hail came following days of tornadoes and flooding.
The local outlet also reported that the New Orleans area saw a record rainfall of 3.5 inches and the city’s Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport experienced wind gusts of 48 mph while the Lakefront Airport had a gust of 52 mph.
The U.S. Coast Guard Heartland said in a statement early Wednesday that it — along with a search plane and several other vessels — responded to an area of the Gulf of Mexico south of Port Fourchon where a commercial platform vessel capsized during a “microburst” of bad weather.
A search for 12 people was still ongoing, according to The Associated Press, and they said The Advocate reported that Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson III confirmed that 18 people were on board before the Seacor Power was turned over.
However, rough weather is forecast to continue over the next couple of days in Louisiana.
In Louisiana, there is a slight risk of excessive rainfall and flash flooding.
“Praying for everyone around Grand Isle and all the communities in South Louisiana,” Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., tweeted Tuesday.
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