NEW ORLEANS, LA --A brief but intense storm pummeled New Orleans Thursday afternoon, toppling trees and power lines and collapsing at least two abandoned houses.
Two minor injuries were reported. A funnel cloud was sighted over the city. The National Weather Service later tweeted that a storm survey found damage from an 80 mph tornado over a half-mile track.
VIDEO: Lightning storm in New Mexico caught on camera
Meantime, the drenching monsoon season brought intense storms to the states of New Mexico and Arizona, bringing a deluge of rain and thundershowers.
Dramatic video of a lightning storm in New Mexico shows the incredible impact of the storms.
Video of a water spout or a possible tornado were also captured in Iowa as the storm system moved through.