BPSO deputy’s home ‘total loss’ following storm; thankful for his life

Deputy says home was a total loss, glad to be alive

BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A man is thankful he’s alive this morning after a storm tore his home apart.

Deputy Carl Jones says he couldn’t believe his eyes after he saw what is left of his home.

“All I could say is 'Thank you, Jesus, for saving my life because all this devastation around me,” Jones said. “I could of not been here today. I mean, it’s just devastating.”

Jones said his roof was torn off his home.

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“My whole roof is off my house, my whole front porch is off,” Jones said. “It’s just a total loss.”

Crews remain in Bossier Parish, some walking home to home to ensure residents are okay.

On Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service reported that storm survey teams have found damage consistent with winds of 111-135 mph in the area of Butler Hill Road in Bossier Parish and with winds of 86-110 mph in Haworth, Okla.

The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will be your First Alert on the potential for severe weather.

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