Home / News / Bossier News / Tornado strikes Bossier Parish; residents unharmed
May 02 10:12 AM

Tornado strikes Bossier Parish; residents unharmed

Bossier sheriff’s deputies have checked nearly 20 homes in the Buckshot Road and Highway 537 area that were primarily impacted by a tornado that struck the rural part of northwestern Bossier Parish just after 3 a.m. Monday. Deputies estimated that four to six homes received substantial damage, while another 10 homes have slight or moderate damage.

No injuries were reported. Initial reports were that a boy was injured at a house in the 100 block of Buckshot Road, but deputies confirmed that the man and his two sons who live at the residence are fine, while the house sustained extensive damage.

The tornado appears to have come across the west side on the dead-end street on Buckshot Road near the Red River and traveled in a slightly northeasterly direction to Rat Terrier Lane and Highway 537 during at least a mile-long trek.

Inmate work crews from the Bossier correctional facilities spent Monday morning clearing trees from houses, while crews from the Bossier Parish Highway Department cleared trees from the roadways.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington viewed the damaged area Monday morning. Although there was significant property damage, he is thankful that no one was hurt.

“It could have been a lot worse, but we are very fortunate it was property damage and no loss of life, especially after seeing what happened across the nation,” he said. “We will be here as long as it takes to help get their lives back in order.”

Digital Edition

click on cover to view digital version
March 19 06:02 PM
Every five years, several ad valorem property taxes are placed before the citizens for renewals that provide basic city services and salaries/ benefits for our first responders and other city employees. The last time this occurred was 2013. In 2017 the taxes expired, and we made the decision to only go out for the taxes when necessary, and not before.
March 19 06:02 PM
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
March 19 06:02 PM
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.

Online Puzzels