Storm damages buildings in North La.; no injuries noted
SHREVEPORT - A line of storms damaged buildings and cut power across Louisiana, but no injuries have been reported.
Strong winds blew trees onto at least eight mobile homes in Blanchard, northwest of Shreveport. A business there lost its roof and several house roofs were damaged. Several oil tanks at an oil well also caught fire near Blanchard.
Power companies reported as many as 10,000 people without power Monday morning in southeast Louisiana and nearly 19,000 statewide. By 11:30 a.m., outage numbers were down to about 1,500 in the south and 2,700 in north and central Louisiana.
The National Weather Service says trees were reported down in at least a dozen parishes, mostly in north Louisiana. Meteorologist in Charge Mario Valverde says the Weather Service's Shreveport office will survey Monday for tornadoes.