Storms knock out power to AEP SWEPCO customers - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Storms knock out power to AEP SWEPCO customers

Posted: Updated:
(KSLA) -

Thousands of AEP SWEPCO customers are without power in northwest Louisiana and East Texas following a line of thunderstorms that moved through the area early Thursday afternoon.

There is no word from SWEPCO on the cause of any of the outages. Wind gusts of up to 47 mph were reported at the Shreveport Regional Airport just before 2 p.m., and the storms brought plenty of lightning strikes.

As of 3 p.m., a total of 8,044 customers had no power in Louisiana, including 3,500 in DeSoto Parish. Another 1,400 are in the dark in East Texas.

Copyright 2014 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • KSLA StormTracker 12 Severe Weather CoverageMore>>

  • Your options for severe weather alerts

    Your options for severe weather alerts

    There are several ways you can stay up to date on severe weather in the ArkLaTex with KSLA News 12 and the StormTracker 12 Weather team!More >>
    There are several ways you can stay up to date on severe weather in the ArkLaTex with KSLA News 12 and the StormTracker 12 Weather team!More >>
  • 5 tornado safety myths debunked

    5 tornado safety myths debunked

    Friday, May 17 2013 2:05 AM EDT2013-05-17 06:05:56 GMT
    Experts say it's not a matter of if a deadly tornado will hit the Hub City again, but when. KCBD set out to fact check everything we've been told to in an emergency and what we found, may surprise you.More >>
    Experts say it's not a matter of if a deadly tornado will hit the Hub City again, but when. KCBD set out to fact check common advice about what to do in an emergency and found that some of what we've been told just isn't true.
    More >>
  • Hurricane Season

    Hurricane Season

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a normal hurricane season with the possibility of nine to 15 named storms in the Atlantic and 12 to 18 named storms in the Pacific Ocean.More >>
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a normal hurricane season with the possibility of nine to 15 named storms in the Atlantic and 12 to 18 named storms in the Pacific Ocean.More >>
Powered by WorldNow