Just as thousands of Shreveport Bossier residents are recovering from a major storm that struck Shreveport just over a week ago leaving over a quarter of a million Swepco customers without power, another storm blew into the Arklatex on Monday morning.

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At 6A on Monday, a quick check from Swepco showed 100 people in Shreveport without power, and 30 in Bossier.  Pretty much a normal day... but that all changed around 7A Monday morning.  At the time of this writing, Swepco shows almost 36,000 customers without power over their entire coverage area.

  • 14,962 customers in Caddo parish
  • 17,045 in Bossier Parish.
  • 2,726 in DeSoto Paris
  • 1,321 Bowie County, Texas
  • 2,014 Miller County, Arkansas

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Several areas are reporting downed power lines again, tree damage, and damage to utility poles.  The storm moved through the Arklatex quickly Monday morning, but left more damage in its wake to an area already devastated from the previous storm.

Many residents in our area have the dreaded blue tarps on their homes, or have been cutting trees away from their property when this new storm came in this morning.

At last check, Swepco did not have an Estimated Time of Recovery for those currently without power, but we will update as more information becomes available.  Last week, Swepco called in more than 3000 line workers from all across the country to assist in the recovery efforts, that took over a week to get the majority of Swepco customers back online.  Is it too late to get some of them to turn around and head back to Shreveport?

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