A series of thunderstorms and rain showers moved through the parish last week. The Red River Fire Department helped with clearing some of the downed trees and debris. Some of the downed trees were still evident along roads this week.
On April 12th the Fire Department reported, “Multiple trees down on roadways across the parish and still heavy rainfall. If you have to be out on the roadways please drive with great caution. RRFD is working alongside of RRSO, Red River Police Jury and DOTD to clear roadways as soon as possible. RRFD would like to give a special thanks to the volunteers that responded as well as the RRSO Dispatchers on shift.
One reader sent the Journal a couple of photos of damage to utility poles in her area.
And on Wednesday, public schools were cancelled. A message from RED RIVER PARISH SCHOOL DIST
Due to impending weather and to ensure the safety of all students and staff , all Red River Parish Schools will dismiss today, Wednesday, April 13th.
The same was true of Northwestern State University. The school issued a notice, “All Northwestern State University campuses will close at noon Wednesday, April 13 due to the threat of severe weather sweeping through the region.”
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