1997 Wind Storm Ouachita - Tom Malmay

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1997 Wind Storm Ouachita - Tom Malmay - Storm leaves thousands without power ;PNo...
Storm leaves thousands without power ;PNo serious injuries : reported in Ouachita : Parish. Gannett News Service : ; "About 15,000 Ouachita Parish residents were without electricity Wednesday, and some may have to do without power through Friday afternoon. Others are still clearing their homes of trees and limbs after a brutal thunderstorm bashed the area Tuesday night Complete damage estimates have not been assessed, and no serious injuries were reported in the parish. ' Ouachita Parish Civil Defense Director Tom Malmay declared a . state of emergency for the parish Wednesday as is procedure when asking the state for assistance. Malmay said two representatives from the state office of emergency preparedness were in the area doing a preliminary assessment of damages, which will continue today. ' He said officials hope to have some answers today on whether Ouachita Parish will receive aid for expenses in cleanup and other reparation. : ' v , "We just had crews arrive from. New Orleans. We have 200 service crewmen out working to restore" power," said Jim Pesnell, Entergy's ; customer service manager. "By the' end of the work day Friday, everyone should be back up." -: ' He said Ouachita Parish was the AP Randy Risley, a Thompson Tree Service worker, drags limbs past the damaged Buick Roadmaster at Dr. A.G. McHenry's home in Monroe Wednesday. Central Texas devastated, 1A hardest hit by the storm. There are 2,000 customers in other parishes without power. , Some residents were without telephone service, but Jimmy Don Hudson, BellSouth's manager of corporate and external affairs, did not. have an exact number. . .. Hudson said some service has been restored through generators in cases where trees downed lines. ' "The worst thing that could have happened to us was the tree situa-' tion," Pesnell said. Many of northeastern Louisiana's parishes were spared from Tuesday's destructive winds and violent weather. Most of the damage from the storm was reported in Jackson, Lincoln and Ouachita parishes. "We had a few houses with roof damage. Other than that, we got by pretty good," said Scott Brown, a spokesman for the Jackson Parish sheriffs office. "Most all the accidents that were reported turned out to be minor." But one Jackson Parish motorist was seriously injured Tuesday night in an accident caused by a downed tree. Officials in Lincoln and Union parishes also reported downed trees and power outages, but no other major incidents caused by the storm. niece their longtime

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  1. The Times,
  2. 29 May 1997, Thu,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 6

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