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Severe storms roll across parts of the ArkLaTex

There have been reports trees on residences and other damage as well as power outages
WOW, LIGHTNING AND A RAINBOW!: KSLA News 12 viewer Sherry Montoya says she caught this image on...
WOW, LIGHTNING AND A RAINBOW!: KSLA News 12 viewer Sherry Montoya says she caught this image on her iPhone 12 while celebrating her mother's 86th birthday during storms Friday, April 9, 2021.(Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Sherry Montoya)
Updated: Apr. 10, 2021 at 5:12 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Severe thunderstorms moved across the ArkLaTex the night of Friday, April 9, bringing with them the threat of tornadoes, hail and damaging straight-line winds.

Tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for some areas.

A power line caught a tree on fire in the 300 block Ferguson in Texarkana, Ark., when storms...
A power line caught a tree on fire in the 300 block Ferguson in Texarkana, Ark., when storms moved through the area the night of April 9, 2021.(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

And a woman and her baby were rescued from a house in the 1600 block of Pecan in Texarkana, Ark. Trash cans could be seen scattered in the streets.

Damage reports are starting to come in.

A tree has fallen on a residence at DeKalb in Bowie County, Texas. Power lines also are down in the area.

Wind gusts of 65 mph have been reported, bringing the potential of widespread wind damage.

Cass County, Texas, authorities are reporting that several trees have been downed and that their phones are ringing off the hook.

KSLA News 12 viewer Antwion Collins shared this image of a tree downed in Texarkana during...
KSLA News 12 viewer Antwion Collins shared this image of a tree downed in Texarkana during storms the night of April 9, 2021.(Source: KSLA News 12 viewer Antwion Collins)

Damage is being reported in the Texarkana area.

  • There’s a report of a tree on top of a house.
  • In Lakewood Estates, a resident says that there’s a tree down on one of their vehicles and that power lines are down.
  • A KSLA News 12 viewer says that there’s a tree down in her yard and that some roofing has been ripped off.
  • Power lines also are down on Country Club and Forest.
  • Miller County, Ark., authorities say part of Highway 237 near Mandeville Road has been shut down due to a spilt pole. Several trees and multiple power lines are down.
  • Multiple reports of downed utility poles.
  • A tree fell on a power line on Robison Road in front of the college in Texarkana.
  • A tree and a power line were downed on 35th at Ash in Texarkana, Ark.

A transformer blew in the 200 block of Roosevelt Road in Hooks Texas.

A KSLA News 12 viewer says there is lots of damage in Leary in Bowie County, Texas.

A tree fell on a residence on Hickory Street in Maud, Texas.

Among the many power lines down are some along Highway 44 west of DeKalb, Texas.

Another KSLA News 12 viewer says it got pretty windy in Red Lick, Texas.

Power was out in Lockesburg, Ark., a KSLA News 12 viewer said.

AEP/SWEPCO was reporting more than 15,000 of its customers were without power as of 5 a.m. Saturday, April 10. Click here to view SWEPCO’s outage map.

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