Three dead in Louisiana as severe storms sweep southern US

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Photo from Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities in Louisiana say three people have died after severe storms swept across parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. One of the victims was a man who was killed when a tree fell on his home.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office said the bodies of an elderly couple were found near their demolished trailer by firefighters early Saturday.

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office said that they set up a Mobile Command Center in South Bossier to assess and respond to damages and assist residents.
Authorities said the elderly couple that were found deceased early Saturday morning were living in the 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 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:

Potter Road
Oliver Road
Camp Zion Road
Davis Road
Maxwell Road
James Lane
Highway 157 (6600 block)
Alford Road
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 areas.
three dead louisiana severe storms
The roof on the north side of Benton Middle School 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.

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