Weather service says 7 tornadoes in Gulf states

Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 22:51:57-05
The meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service's southeast Louisiana office says at least seven tornadoes have hit southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi.
Ken Graham says that number includes the one that slammed into a trailer park in Convent, Louisiana, Tuesday and one that killed a person near Purvis, Mississippi.
Graham said teams will be sent out in the morning to document the damage and rate the tornadoes.
Severe weather has been moving through southern Louisiana and Mississippi. At least three people have been killed -- two in Louisiana and one in Mississippi.
Graham said a lightning strike hit the building where the weather service is located in Slidell, knocking out their radar systems and forcing them to go to backup systems.