Local families affected by Ruston twister

The Louisiana Tech campus following the tornado. Photo courtesy of Cameron Owsley, daughter of Robert and Kathy Owsley of Natchitoches. Visit our website at www.natchitochestimes.com for more photos and Owsley’s videos of the scene.

The Times reached out to the Natchitoches community to check on loved ones and friends following the tornado that ripped through the college town of Ruston Wednesday night. Also a college town, the people of Natchitoches have an affinity for other close-knit communities such as ours.

Many families here have students at La Tech and vice versa. When the chips are down is when the best comes out and true southern ways shine.

We have some thoughts and comments from those affected by the storm in their own words.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we are thankful no lives were lost.

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