The devastating storm that passed through the Arklatex on Sunday night, April 28, left a pretty wide swath of downed trees and power line issues behind it.

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Due to the damages, Southwestern Electric Power Company is reporting at this writing at 3:56 am that there are 48,926 SWEPCO customers without power.

SWEPCO Outages

Due to the massive power outage, a number of local schools have already announced they would be closed today including the following:

  • Caddo Parish Schools
  • Evangel Elementary and Evangel Middle/High Schools
  • Linwood Public Charter School
  • Caddo Parish Head Start and Caddo Community Action Agency
  • Shreve Memorial Library branches
SWEPCO Outage Counts

SWEPCO's outage map shows that the hardest hit areas were in northern Caddo and Bossier Parish with heavy outages also reported in East Texas around Marshall, Henderson and Mt. Pleasant.

More Bad Weather Is On The Way

In a statement from the National Weather Service in Shreveport, we see:

Showers and thunderstorms containing heavy rainfall will continue to gradually spread east across North-Central and Northeast Louisiana Monday morning, before diminishing by afternoon. The threat for flash flooding will continue over these areas Monday morning, before ending as the rains exit the area. While a respite in the rains is expected Monday night and Tuesday morning, additional scattered
showers and thunderstorms are possible across East Texas and North Louisiana Tuesday afternoon, becoming more numerous Wednesday through Friday as weak upper level disturbances traverse the area. The potential for isolated strong storms can not be ruled out with the storms Thursday and Friday, ahead of a weak cold front that will move through the region..

NWS Shreveport
NWS Shreveport

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate people awakening to the darkness this morning here's how SWEPCO suggests that you make them aware of your outage.

How to Report, Track Outages

  • Log on to to report an outage and to sign up for text and email updates, including an estimated time of restoration.
  • Use the SWEPCO app, available for download via the App Store or Google Play.
  • Call 1-888-218-3919 to report your outage.
  • Visit to find detailed information without logging into your account.

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