Severe thunderstorms cause power outages in Jackson Parish

The damage wasn’t near as bad in Jackson Parish as was felt in the Monroe area but the severe line of thunderstorms that swept through north Louisiana this past Sunday left its mark locally as many were left without power for several hours.

Fortunately no injuries were reported but power lines and trees were downed with the brunt of the damage being felt east of Highway 167 and throughout the eastern part of the parish. Thanks to the tremendous effort of Entergy crews 98% of Jackson Parish had their power restored the same day.

The worst of the damage seemed to be centered in Ouachita Parish where hundreds of homes and the Monroe Regional Airport received extensive damage. According to Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo upward to 300 homes received damage in Monroe, West Monroe and Ouachita Parish but although there were several injuries because of the storm no deaths were reported.

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