Storm Clean Up is Beginning

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Red River Parish residents are cleaning up from the heavy thunderstorms that moved through northwest Louisiana Sunday night. In the storm’s wake there are numerous homes damaged, and many residents still without power.

Electric service was restored to the heart of Coushatta by mid morning Monday. Businesses in outlying areas were closed due to lack of power. Schools are also reported without power on Tuesday morning.

The Police Jury had crews out picking up and hauling away debris on Tuesday morning.

Neighbors pitched in to help neighbors clear downed trees from homes and yards. Many roads in the parish had trees down across them. Crews had cleared trees from major roadways by Monday however many residential areas still have trees partially blocking streets.

One fatality was reported and there were several people reported to have suffered minor injuries. See the Journal Special Update on Monday for additional details.

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