BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) — In the wake of tornadic storms, reports came in of people trapped in their homes in Bossier City.
And thousands of SWEPCO customers temporarily lost electrical service.
There were reports of multiple people trapped along Alfred Lane and Pecan Acres mobile home park off Barksdale Boulevard.
We’re told those along Alfred Lane have been rescued.
A caller told KSLA News 12 that a tree fell on a mobile home in Southgate Mobile Home Park and that other mobile homes also might have been damaged.
There have been no reports of injuries.
KSLA Videographer Scott Pace said fencing and trees are down along Sunflower Road.
A number of tornado warnings were issued in association with the storms as they moved through the area. And radar has indicated straight-line winds of possibly up to 92 mph.
Bossier sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of several locations of what is reported as minor damage from tonight’s storms, spokesman Rod White said.
He said areas of concern include:
Powerlines down on Old Plain Dealing Road in Benton
Tree on a home in Haughton
Trees down on Louisiana Highway 157
Trees down on West Jackson and Mahaffee
Tree on the bus barn in south Bossier
Tree down on U.S. Highway 80 in Haughton that caused a wreck near Red Point Food Mart and Walnut Ridge Road
Sheriff Julian Whittington said the damage is pretty much scattered north to south throughout the parish “… but it’s nothing we can’t live through and get over.”
“All in all,” he later added, “we’ve been very, very fortunate.”