At this writing at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 27, I’m actually having to compose this article on my cellphone as my home, along with thousands of others in Louisiana are without power.

Currently, SWEPCO is reporting over 91,000 customers with power outages extending from Natchitoches Parish to the northern reaches of Caddo, Bossier and Webster parishes.

At 6:00 this morning SWEPCO was reporting only 14,000 without power but as Hurricane Laura proceeded northward you could literally track the storm simply watching the outage map.

Of course, with the advancements in modern technology, there was no one caught off guard by this and SWEPCO had already called in additional crew to help restore power in the aftermath of the storm.

To keep up with the outages, or to report an outage in your area, just go to

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