Severe weather tracking across ArkLaTex

Severe weather tracking across ArkLaTex
A downed tree is shown at Tyler State Park in east Texas. (Source: KLTV viewer)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Heavy rain and strong winds continue to move through the southeastern portion of the ArkLaTex Thursday morning after a busy evening for other areas.

As of 4:15 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a total of 11 tornado warnings for counties and parishes in the ArkLaTex. At least one severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the Oil City area. The storm caused more than 10,000 power outages earlier Thursday.

As of this writing, 6,700 outages remain with most in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. 1,200 are without power in Bossier Parish according to SWEPCO.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office told KSLA News 12 that several trees were knocked down in Oil City and in the surrounding area.

As the line of storms moved towards the ArkLaTex Wednesday night, American Airlines cancelled two flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shreveport Regional Airport.

First Alert Meteorologist James Parish and Kalie Pluchel are bringing updates on-air throughout the morning.

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