Family member identifies 2 killed during deadly storm

Woman, teenage son they knew the storm was coming; there was just no escaping it

RUSTON, LA (KSLA) - The mother of one of the victims in last night’s deadly storm has identified the two people killed at a Ruston home.

Cathey Jackson identified the victims as her daughter 34-year-old Kendra Butler and Jackson’s grandson 14-year-old Remington Butler.

Remington, who would have turned 15 in two days, was a freshman at Ruston High School.

According to neighbor Jesse Pullin, two children from the Butler home ran to his home for help.

Pullin attempted to make it through the home but couldn’t.

First responders were able to recover Kendra’s and Remington’s bodies.

Preliminary information on last night’s storms indicate at least an EF3 tornado touched down in Ruston, the National Weather Service reports.

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