This morning shortly after midnight, Ashland Mayor Donna Horn contacted the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office requesting storm damage assessment assistance after a severe thunderstorm passed through the area causing downed trees and possibly some structural damage according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputes responded to the area, but were unable to get a clear view of the area because of foggy conditions.
Deputies did learn of no injuries in the Ashland area.
Power outages were found in some areas.
Today, deputies returned to the Ashland community to assess the damage and take photographs.
One residence in the 1100 block of La. Hwy 155, received moderate damage and some trees were observed down in the area.
Deputies say while speaking with the elderly homeowners, they were informed that the couple were in bed and heard what appeared to be very high winds and hard rain just before they heard a loud noise. The couple informed deputies they were frightened but relieved they were not injured.
Shreveport US National Weather Service issued several severe thunderstom and tornado warnings in Natchitoches Parish on Wednesday April 22, 2020.
The information from today’s storm assessment will be forwarded to the National Weather Service.