Waterspouts in Louisiana
By Jason Pelletier on May 12, 2012, 1:34pm
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On May 9th, Tim Osborn of the NOAA Coast Survey spotted these two waterspouts form in the waters near Grand Isle, Louisiana.
The two waterspouts lasted for about 10-15 minutes. One of the twisters plowed across the island, cutting power lines, ripping the roof from one home and battering seven others, and then continued out to the Gulf of Mexico. It left a swath of damage a quarter-mile long and 400 feet (122 meters) across, according to the National Weather Service.
Picture Credit: Tim Osborn, NOAA Coast Survey