Roofs were ripped off and utility poles came down, but no serious injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, government officials laid out the beginnings of an ambitious plan to restore the Gulf Coast's natural resources and improve the Gulf of Mexico's health to an audience of about 100 in Biloxi on Wednesday.
They also took recommendations from the audience for problems that need to be addressed by the five states, 13 federal agency partners and stakeholders that compose the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.
And a congressional reportto Hurricane Katrina. Mayor Ray Nagin told CBS News' The Early Show's Harry Smith that residents of New Orleans are left struggling with insurance headaches and rebuilding costs — if they've decided to return at all.
"There are lots of complicated issues as far as this recovery is concerned," Nagin said. "But the big problem is that local government does not have any funding since our revenue streams are gone."
"We thought that the president would come out and reaffirm his commitment to rebuild in the Gulf Coast, which is a very important portion of the country," Nagin told Smith.
After the tornadoes, Marcia Paul Leoni, a mortgage banker who was surveying the new damage to her Katrina-flooded home, said: "Don't ever ask the question, 'What else could happen?"'
She would go no farther than the front porch of her house Thursday morning. Windows were blown out, and the building appeared to be leaning.
"I've been in the mortgage business for 20 years. I know when something's unsafe," she said.
Electricity was knocked out at Louis Armstrong International Airport, grounding passenger flights and leaving travelers to wait in a dimly lit terminal powered by generators. The storm also ripped off part of a concourse roof, slammed one jetway into another, and flipped motorized runway luggage carts.
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