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Shreveport and Bossier got slammed by a major storm that blew threw the area around 1:30 Friday morning.  Units from the Shreveport Police, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department, Shreveport Fire Department, among others are stretched to the limit with emergency calls all morning.

AC Steere Elementary/Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Johnston/Facebook
AC Steere Elementary/Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Johnston/Facebook
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Shreveport Mayor Tom Arceneaux declared a Weather Emergency condition for the city of Shreveport early Friday morning.  As of this writing, Swepco is reporting more than 230,000 customers without power.

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If you currently don't have power, here are some helpful tips from Ready.gov:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Use a generator, but ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.
  • Check with local officials about heating and cooling locations open near you.
  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Use a generator, but ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.
  • Check with local officials about heating and cooling locations open near you
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These measurements are from the latest FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data from both Shreveport and Bossier City. The latest release for the pair was from 2019. While Shreveport has continued to release FBI UCR data, Bossier City has not released information since. Using the per capita measurement to fairly assess the populations of each city, here are the crime rates per 100,000 residents in both Shreveport and Bossier City for each UCR Violent Crime statistic.

 

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