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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area. In Lake Charles, swarms could be seen in several areas including around the Racquet Club on Lake Street. We have alsoMore >>
You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area.More >>
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The week of May 18-24 is National Boating Safety Week and the officers of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are patrolling the waterways making sure everyone is following the rules andMore >>
As the holiday weekend approaches, officers of the LDWF want boaters to be safe on the waterways.More >>
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When we think about tough jobs, working in the funeral industry is probably pretty close to the top of the list. While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles manMore >>
While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles man has found his calling: Cremating pets inside the region's only retail pet crematory.More >>
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The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
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A DeRidder man was killed Wednesday after being ejected from a pickup truck in a two-vehicle crash, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D. Troopers said it happened shortlyMore >>
A DeRidder man was killed Wednesday after being ejected from a pickup truck in a two-vehicle crash, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police, Troop D.More >>
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A two ton utility tractor was tossed nearly a mile away when a very strong and violent EF-4 tornado touched down near Maple Street in Cordova. This storm which killed at least seven people extended for nine miles, and caused destruction in Cullman, Blount, Pickens, Fayette, Walker and Tuscaloosa Counties.
The destructive tornado began tracking at 3:59 p.m. four miles east of Reform. It moved southeast of Berry and into Cordova across Burton Chapel Loop Road and the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River.
From there it tracked into Sipsey, then northeast into Cullman County. It traveled back into Blount County near Sulphur Springs into Blountsville where it crossed Highway 431. All the while the storm brought down trees, tossed mobile homes and ripped homes from their foundations.
Even as Cordova's downtown was torn to shreds, Mayor Jack Scott told Fox 6's Emily Luxen that the storm could not take the city's hope for the future. Video: Cordova will be back
"We're a strong bunch of people. People know Walker County. We're going to be alright and that's all I can say," Scott said.
Residents echoed this sentiment as they rolled up their sleeves at Cordova High School to pitch in with the relief effort, and what happened was remarkable. The school transformed into a grocery store packed with anything a person could need. Video: Cordova pulls together after heavy storms
"I can't stop smiling. Either I'm smiling from ear to ear or I'm curled up in a ball crying my eyes out, just unbelievably moved by what's taking place here," Cordova High School Principal Kathy Vinston said. "We've actually accomplished something here I never would've dreamed we would've accomplished with just a group of small town people coming together with one purpose."
The day after the storm, Fox 6 News reporter Jonathan Hardison went up in Chopper 6 to get an aerial view of the damage in Cordova. From that view, Hardison reported that he was able to get a feel for the "strength, the fury and the violence" of the storm that ravaged the area. Video: Aerial Tour of Cullman
In nearby Argo, the damage was just as devastating. Mountain View Lane was one of the hardest hit areas of Argo, where the storm wiped out entire streets and flattened houses. After the storm, residents are working together to help each other clean up and find missing possessions.