ARKLATEX (KSLA) - The National Weather Service has confirmed three EF-1 tornadoes touched down Wednesday, May 8, in Louisiana and Texas.
The first tornado touched down north of Marshall, Texas and the second was near Readhimer, in the Kisatchie National Forest in northern Natchitoches Parish.
The third tornado touched down south of Jonesboro, in southwest Jackson Parish.
More than 65,000 AEP-SWEPCO customers were left without power Wednesday as storms moved across the ArkLaTex. Students at several schools were sheltered in place, as well.
A family of seven escaped serious injuries when a tree fell on their house in southwest Shreveport. It happened as storms passed over the Southern Hills area.
The two adults and five children took shelter in a bathroom of their house in the 2900 block of Salem Drive. Now they are trying to salvage the contents of their home.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team is your First Alert on the potential for severe weather and heavy rain this week. Here’s how you can stay up to date with the latest forecast: