Storm claims the life of two Bossier residents

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Two people died Saturday as a result of storms that moved through the area in the early-morning hours.

An elderly couple are confirmed dead after being found by South Bossier Firefighters near their demolished trailer home on the north side of the 400 block of Davis Road, just west of Highway 157.

The 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

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.

Highway 157 is down to one lane near Davis Road. If you don’t need to be in the area, please stay away.

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. 

There are also reports of downed trees in various homes, but no reported injuries. 

Fallen trees have been removed from numerous roadways in the parish, but there is still small debris on roads, so drivers should proceed with caution. Numerous downed power lines are also being checked by SWEPCO.  

Roadways with downed trees or power lines:

  • Potter Road
  • Oliver Road
  • Camp Zion Road
  • Davis Road
  • Maxwell Road
  • James Lane
  • Highway 157 (6600 block)
  • Chestnut
  • Montgomery
  • Alford Road

Crews from Bossier Parish Police Jury and Haughton Police Department are also out and about diligently working damaged scenes.