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In Photos: Tornado Damage at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility

Tornado at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

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A tornado impacted NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 7, 2017. This image, from a still from a NASA video, shows the tornado near a crane structure. Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Flips Cars in NASA's Parking Lot

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NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. after a tornado struck on Feb. 7, 2017. Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Damage at Michoud Assembly Facility

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NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. after a tornado struck on Feb. 7, 2017. Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Storms Spotted from Space

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NOAA's GOES East satellite captured this visible image of a weather system that produced severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in Louisiana on Tuesday, Feb. 7.Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Flips Cars in NASA's Parking Lot

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NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. after a tornado struck on Feb. 7, 2017. Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Flips Cars in NASA's Parking Lot

Jonathan Simeral/Twitter

NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. after a tornado struck on Feb. 7, 2017. Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Recovery Underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility

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Roof and equipment damage was sustained at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., when a tornado touched down at the facility at 11:25 a.m. CST (1725 GMT) Tuesday, Feb. 7.Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Damage at Michoud Assembly Facility

Steven Seipel/MAF/NASA

Debris, fence and building damage are seen at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., after a tornado touched down at 11:25 a.m. CST (1725 GMT) on Tuesday, Feb. 7.Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Michoud Assembly Facility Tornado Damage

Steven Seipel/MAF/NASA

Recovery efforts are underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., where several facilities suffered damage by a tornado at 11:25 a.m. CST (1725 GMT) Tuesday, Feb. 7.Our Full Story | Tornado Video

Tornado Recovery Underway

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Some of the damage to building walls and roofs at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is visible in aerial photos taken the day after the Feb. 7 tornado tore through the area.

Tornado Recovery Continues

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A crane being used to clear some of the debris and damage to roofs and walls at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility is visible in aerial photos taken the day after the Feb. 7 tornado tore through the area.

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Hanneke Weitering

Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time Hanneke likes to explore the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.