Louisiana’s Tallulah steel port closed after tornado

Apr 26, 2010 | 11:19 AM | Scott Robertson

A southern steel port suffered extensive damage in severe spring weather, including several tornadoes, that pounded the region during the weekend, although the steel industry largely was spared.

An official at the Port of Tallulah in Louisiana said that a tornado made a direct hit on the port Saturday, tossing parked rail cars from tracks in the port yard "like they were little toys," and forcing the closure of an artery that exports about 1.5 million tons of steel per year and similar amounts of coke and coal.....

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