Clean up is underway in Bossier Parish after some nasty weather trashed the northern part of the parish on Saturday. Most of the damage occurred just north of I-20 near Red Chute. Bossier Parish Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis says a tornado tore through a town just outside of Bossier City.
“In our biggest subdivision that got hit, it was Country Place Subdivision in Haughton, we had 18 homes that were either damaged by trees falling on them, or trees falling on their land.”
Debris pickup is now underway in the affected areas.
Unfortunately there was one fatality that resulted from the storm. Davis says Carli Ortiz, and infant, passed away at the Hill Crest Mobile Home and RV Park.
“Unfortunately we did have a death here of a 20 month old girl, a tree fell on the RV, and unfortunately she passed away.”
Davis says life, for the most part, is back to normal in Bossier Parish. He says it was inspiring to see the community come together after the storm whipped the area.
“The great thing about this is that unfortunate tragedy brings people out, and it did just that. Folks are working together to get the cleanup done and hope to get back to their lives as quick as possible.”