Tornado Moves Through Shreveport-Bossier
UPDATE: May 25, 2015, 10:40PM:
Tornado warnings have now moved out of the metro area. A flash flood warning is in effect until 12:15AM Tuesday for Caddo, Bossier and Desoto parishes.
Flash flood warnings are also in effect throughout the night for the following counties:
-Miller, Nevada, Lafayette, Columbia and Hempstead counties until 11PM.
-Harrison, Marion and Panola counties until 11:15PM.
-Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, Augustine counties until 11:30PM.
-McCurtain and River counties until 12:45AM.
Severe thunderstorm warning until11:15PM for the following parishes:
-Qouachita, Caldwell, Winn, Jackson, LaSalle and Union parishes.
The storm has caused power outages throughout the Shreveport-Bossier area. Visit SWEPCO for the latest updates on power outages in your area.
UPDATE: May 25, 2015, 8:55PM:
Thousands are now without power in the Shreveport-Bossier area as severe weather moves through the area.
A tornado touched down in Caddo Parish, near Buncombe, Woolworth and Flournoy Lucas area roadways in Shreveport. Trees are reported down across Linwood Avenue in Shreveport.
The tornado has since moved through Bossier Parish and is now headed for Webster and Bienville parishes.
So far, most of the damage from the tornado is in southern Caddo and Bossier parishes, south of Interstate 20.
UPDATE: May 25, 2015, 8:39PM:
A tornado on the ground has been confirmed in Caddo Parish and is now headed into south Bossier Parish, just north of Elm Grove, as well as Lake Bisteneau.
So far, according to reports a tree is down northbound on Hwy. 1.
Residents are advised to take shelter now.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the south Shreveport-Bossier area until 9:15PM.
A tornado has been spotted in southwest Shreveport at this time at Newcastle and Bert Kouns, according to early reports.
The tornado warning includes Caddo, Bossier and Desoto parishes. Residents are asked to take shelter now.
Check back as this story continues to develop.