SHREVEPORT, LA - Shreveport leaders say progress is being made to get power restored to our community, but there is still much work to be done. And it will take several days to get everything cleaned up from the devastating storm that roared through on Thursday night.

You can check out the entire briefing from Sunday afternoon.

More than 250,000 Swepco customers were left in the dark during the height of the storm. And this happened as our area was put under a heat advisory with temps in the upper 90’s. Many residents without power fled the area for surrounding cities with available hotel rooms. Others found space in the homes of friends or relatives. But thousands were left to deal with the unbearable heat.


As of Sunday afternoon, Swepco reported 180,000 still without power in Louisiana. Michael Corbin says there are still 94,000 in the Shreveport Bossier area without power.

When Will Power Be Restored?

Here's the latest information released by Swepco.

• Natchitoches District in Louisiana – 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 20

• Texarkana District in Texas – 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 21

• Longview District in Texas – 10 p.m., Friday, June 23
• Shreveport District in Louisiana – 10 p.m., Saturday, June 24

During a Sunday afternoon briefing, Shreveport Mayor Tom Arceneaux said this is a coordinated effort to work together to keep our citizens safe. "But we must be patient and tolerant with each other. Lots of people are putting debris on the streets.  This is a holiday week for trash pickup. There is no pickup on Monday. We will be getting to the debris removal as soon as possible. We are looking to bring in private contractors to help with this effort in the coming weeks."


Cooling centers are up and running around the community.

  • The Highland Center, 520 Olive St., 24 hours (Citizens can use this facility as an overnight shelter. Those that require oxygen can use the Highland Center to exchange oxygen tanks that are running low and/or plug in their oxygen concentrators. Citizens are asked to bring their identification and medications. Shelter is first come, first served.)
  • Morning Star Baptist Church Life Center, 5340 Jewella Ave., 24 hour shelter.
  • Galilee Family Life Center, 1500 Pierre Ave., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Summer Grove Elementary School, 2955 W. Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport, LA, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Summerfield Elementary Auditorium, 3131 Ardis Taylor Drive, Shreveport, LA, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • A.B. Palmer Park Community Center, 547 E. 79th Street
  • Valencia Park Community Center, 1800 Viking Drive
  • Southern Hills Park Community Center, 1002 Bert Kouns Loop
  • Bill Cockrell Park Community Center, 4109 Pines Road
  • Shady Grove Community Center: 3949 Wayne Street in Bossier City
  • Stonewall Baptist Church 807 Eatman Street in Bossier City.

Where to Get Free Ice?

The following locations will be distributing ice from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday:

  • Galilee Life Development Center – 1500 Pierre Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Oil City Community Center - 310 Savage Street, Oil City, LA
  • Greenwood Acres Life Center - 7530 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA
  • YMCA of NWLA – 3455 Knight Street, Shreveport, LA
  • Southern University at Shreveport – 3050 MLK Drive, Shreveport, LA
  • Williams Memorial CME Temple - 3301 St. Matthias Drive, Shreveport, LA

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