BPSO: Tornado hits home in Plain Dealing causing major damage - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Plain Dealing, homes damaged

PLAIN DEALING, LA (KSLA) -

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down early Monday morning just west of Plain Dealing.

Bossier Parish deputies say it happened around 3 a.m., leaving a path of damage that began at the dead-end side of Buckshot Road and traveled northeast across Rat Terrier Lane and Highway 537. 

One home near Highway 2 in the 100 block of Buckshot Road was heavily damaged when came crashing down into it. A man and two boys were inside the home at the time. No injuries were reported.

"My Channel 12 weather app alert went off," says Judy Blalock, who also lives along Buckshot Road. "I said, 'Its a tornado!' We heard it roaring. Rick and I got up and ran into the bathroom. I raised my hands and started speaking Psalms 91 over us. That's the protection chapter. The Lord just spared us. That's all I can say because it was right there."

That psalm reads, in part, "1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence."

Another family tells KSLA News 12 they hid in a closet as a tree came crashing down through their home. Their 2 pickup trucks were also destroyed.

Deputies say there are several other homes with fallen trees on them, and as many as six more homes are damaged, including at least two homes just west of Plain Dealing on Highway 537.

Sheriff's deputies had work crews from the Bossier Parish Detention Center out early helping clean up trees and debris.

Power was also knocked out for hundreds in Plain Dealing. SWEPCO crews are working to repair lines in the area.

Make sure you are prepared in any severe weather event.  Download the KSLA StormTracker 12 Weather app for your mobile device.  Quick download tip if you don't have the app already: Text APPS to 81212.

We'll keep you updated on air and online.

Copyright 2014 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Plain Dealing, homes damagedMore>>

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • High demand for healthcare jobs

    High demand for healthcare jobs

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:56:00 GMT
    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with in-demand healthcare jobs. (Source: KPLC)HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with in-demand healthcare jobs. (Source: KPLC)

    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with hundreds of local healthcare-related jobs in Southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>

    HealthWORx is a new initiative aimed at connecting qualified people with hundreds of local healthcare-related jobs in Southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>
  • McNeese offers summer camps for kids

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:40:27 GMT
    McNeese State UniversityMcNeese State University

    From Kids College  to Summer Band camp to the Engineering academy, McNeese State University seems to be the place for younger students this summer.  

    More >>

    From Kids College  to Summer Band camp to the Engineering academy, McNeese State University seems to be the place for younger students this summer.  

    More >>
  • Freebie Friday: street concert, summer reading party, "Storks" viewing

    Freebie Friday: street concert, summer reading party, "Storks" viewing

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:28:59 GMT
    "Storks" will be the featured movie at Prien Lake Mall's Movies Under the Stars Friday evening. (Source: Warner Bros.)"Storks" will be the featured movie at Prien Lake Mall's Movies Under the Stars Friday evening. (Source: Warner Bros.)

    Music, a movie, and a summer reading party!  You don't have to break the bank to have fun this weekend, as KPLC's Britney Glaser shows you in this week's Freebie Friday report. 

    More >>

    Music, a movie, and a summer reading party!  You don't have to break the bank to have fun this weekend, as KPLC's Britney Glaser shows you in this week's Freebie Friday report. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly