1 killed, others hurt in suspected La. tornado

Revelers run across Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Saturday, March 5, 2011. Severe thunderstorms moved through the region Saturday afternoon, but forecasters expect sunny weather when Mardi Gras season ends with an all-day celebration on Tuesday, March 8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

March 5, 2011 5:42:59 PM PST
A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said, and about 1,500 people were evacuated because of natural gas leaks.