Three deaths reported from storms that passed through early Saturday
Three fatalities have been confirmed as a result of storms that passed through the area early Saturday morning.
An Oil City man lost his life after a tree fell on his home and a South Bossier couple were found dead after their mobile home was demolished, according to the Caddo and Bossier Sheriff’s Office.
At around 1 a.m., Caddo Sheriff patrol deputies responded to the 300 block of North Kerley Street in Oil City in response to a tree that had reportedly fell on a home during the severe storm.“Once on scene, deputies found a large tree fell on the residence of an elderly couple causing devastating damage to the home. Sadly, the man died at the scene. His wife was fortunately uninjured,” read a news release from the Caddo Sheriff’s Office.
Officers with Oil City Police Department, Rodessa Police Department and members of Caddo Fire Districts No. 1, 7 and 8, and representatives of the American Red Cross also went to the scene to assist the elderly woman whose home was destroyed.
Prator said he is grateful for all the first responders who served during the dangerous storm.
Anyone in Caddo who has had a home or business affected by the storm is asked to call the Caddo Sheriff's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Prepardness at 318-675-2255.
Two people are confirmed deceased during tonight’s storm, and Bossier Sheriff’s Office has set up a Mobile Command Center in South Bossier to assess and respond to damages and assist residents.
An elderly couple was found deceased early Saturday morning by South Bossier Fire firefighters near their demolished 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 join 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.