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Storm Damage in Cenla

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People all across Cenla felt and saw the effects of Wednesday's storms. The national weather service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Sabine Parish. They say funnel clouds were also spotted in Deville and at Fort Polk. The damage from today's storms has been widespread. News Channel Five's Nolan Crane joins us at the live desk with a wrap-up of some of the heaviest damage tonight.

"It scared the be-ge-zees out of me," said Sheranda Lockwood.

Nature came knocking on Sheranda's house Wednesday, when a tree showed up without welcome, and without warning.

"I'm very thankful that I was at home by myself and that I didn't have my kids with me because it could have been much worse having a toddler and a five year old at home," said Sheranda Lockwood.

Homes weren't the only things that took a beating, the staff at ruby wise elementary school expected to work past midnight, catching as much rain as they can, because the strong winds weakened their gym roof and flooded the floor.

"There's water pouring into the gym floor and into the PE office, there a few leaks in the other buildings and there's a power line down so we have no electricity in a couple of the wings," said Lisa Parish.

But for kids who think this means they get the day-off...think again. Rain or shine, wet or dry, class is going on as scheduled.

"We will have school tomorrow we just may or may not be able to have PE because of the water in the gym but will be here working hard and doing what we do everyday at ruby wise," said Lisa Parish.

North of the gym, Boyce was dealing with problems of its own, as downed trees blocked a school bus carrying 15 students. Power lines were knocked down, and trees were pushed to the side by firefighters and police who now have the roads open.

Earlier Wednesday, Cleco said around 2500 were without power, but crews are working around the clock to get that restored. Hopefully the weather will be more friendly tomorrow.

 

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