SHREVEPORT, La. - The ArkLaTex took a beating once again as deadly weather pushed through the region.
In Angelina County, Texas, two children, ages 8 and 3, were killed after a tree fell on a car in the 1800 block of Dewitt Henson Road.
According to the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, when first responders arrived on the scene, the children were trapped in the back seat of the car.
In Ouachita Parish, the sheriff's office has confirmed that a 13-year old teen has died.
The sheriff's office says the teen fell into a drainage ditch and drowned.
Alto Police Department Chief of Police Jeremy Jackson says there were at least 25 injuries at Caddo Mounds, where a group was celebrating Caddo Culture Day. Those injured were taken to local hospitals via school bus.
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Thousands battled heavy rain, high winds and the threat of very strong tornadoes. A number of watches and warnings were issued throughout the day.
We're getting reports of damage to property in Blanchard where a carport was destroyed. Also, a tree fell on a home in Southern Hills at Kingston and Rose Court. Anna and Phillip Wyndham told KTBS 3 News they were relaxing at home when the tree came crashing through their roof.
In Shreveport, SWEPCO crews are working to restore power in the area around Hearne and Hollywood. KTBS 3 learned an SUV hit a pole there and the intersection remained closed at 4 p.m.
In Bienville Parish, Sheriff John Ballance wants people there to stay home and off the roads.
There are so many roads under water it’s too much to list, he said. The road department doesn’t have enough signs to put out. Trees are down as well.
Most businesses in Arcadia near the interstate are closed. Police had to send a boat to rescue a woman in a convenience store. Also, there appears to be evacuations on one wing of a nursing home there.
Electricity is out throughout most of the area.
Damage is being assessed in the Homer area and around Lake Claiborne in the wake of this latest round of storms. Viewer Katie Parnell shared a number of photos with us showing the damage in her area.
The Lake Claiborne Community Facebook page is filled with photos and video posted by residents dealing with damage including downed trees and rising water.
A man and his infant child are OK after a tree fell through their mobile home in Hallsville, according to CBS19 TV.
According to the Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, a man was sleeping on the couch when a tree came crashing through his roof landing right beside him.
The URECC says the father was able to crawl under the tree, get to his sleeping 4-month-old and get both of them out safely.
Also, a falling tree clipped a home east of Marshall along Highway 80 and Sherwood. There are also numerous accounts of hail falling from Texas into Louisiana.
Thousands have been left without power. Early Saturday, more than 11,000 SWEPCO customers were in the dark.
Please use extra caution if you'll be out on the roads. Many traffic lights are out due to the power outages.
meanwhile, Louisiana DOTD has closed LA 516 in Bienville Parish between LA 517 and LA 154 due to erosion.
In Lincoln Parish several roads are closed. According to the Sheriff's Facebook page they are.
- Girl Scout Rd
- Mitcham Orchard Rd at Woods Rd
- Hwy 146 at St. David Church Rd.
- Hwy 563 at Highway 544
- Hwy 151 at Choclate Factory Rd
- Harmony Church Rd at Elliott Rd
- Eubanks Rd
- Davison Rd at Mutt Hood Rd.
- Goodgoin Rd at Hwy 822
- Hwy 563 at Nobles School Rd and Hwy 147
- Hwy 3072 just east of Vienna
- Leachman Rd by way of Hwy 33 and Church
- Virgil Rd at Rock Corner Rd
- Highway 151 at Peterson Rd
- Forsythe Rd
- Walnut Creek Rd
- Chandler Rd
- Hwy 146 at Hwy 167.
So, what is the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service?
- Tornado Watch: Be Prepared! Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives! Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.
- Tornado Warning: Take Action! A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Warnings are issued by your local forecast office. Warnings typically encompass a much smaller area (around the size of a city or small county) that may be impacted by a tornado identified by a forecaster on radar or by a trained spotter/law enforcement who is watching the storm.
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Also, use #ktbswx on social media to report damage, flooding or post images and video. Please remember, SAFETY FIRST.