Three people have died in Caddo and Bossier Parishes during the violent weather that roared through overnight.
The Caddo Sheriff's Department reports an Oil City man died when a tree fell on his home.
Caddo Deputies responded to a home in the 300 block of North Kerley St. in Oil City at about 1am where they found a large tree on a home. An elderly couple lived in the home. The husband died, the wife was not hurt.
The American Red Cross also responded and provided assistance to the elderly woman whose home was destroyed. Sheriff Prator said he is grateful for all the first responders who served during this dangerous storm.
Citizens whose home or business have been affected by this storm are asked to call the Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (318) 675-2255 and report their damages as soon as possible.
In Bossier Parish, two people were killed during the storm.
An elderly couple was found deceased early Saturday morning
by South Bossier fire fighters near their demolished trailer home on the north side of the 400 block of Davis Road, just west of Highway 157. Bienville Parish Fire, Bossier Parish EMS and Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies are also in the area supporting a search for other possible storm victims.
A BSO K-9 team has been searching the area, and a BSO drone team is joining join the search and will assist with survey of the damage. Additionally, special emergency search and recovery BSO amphibious vehicles are being deployed in the muddy area to help with the search. Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office is also on scene.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington established a Mobile Command Center at Neighbors Exxon on the corner of Highway 157 and Sligo Road
Highway 157 is down to one lane near Davis Road. If you don’t need to be in the area, please stay away.
Fallen trees have been removed from numerous roadways in the parish, but there is still small debris on roads, so please proceed with caution. Numerous downed power lines are also being checked by SWEPCO.
Here are reported roadways with downed trees or power lines:
Camp Zion Road
Highway 157 (6600 block)
There are also reports of downed trees in various homes, but no reported injuries. Crews from Bossier Parish Police Jury and Haughton Police Department are also out and about diligently working damaged scenes.
The roof on the north side of Benton Road has major damage, and as a result, water damage from the sprinkler system has flooded many rooms.
As always, if you need assistance, please contact the Bossier Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 965-2203