By Baptist Message staff
SHREVEPORT, La. (LBM) – A line of storms produced high winds and hail in parts of the state, Feb. 11.
The National Weather Service office in Shreveport received numerous reports of hail, including two inches near Cross Lake in Caddo Parish, golf-ball sized hail six miles east of Benton. Further, south ( in the southeast corner state) the area was pummeled by 1.5 inches in Prairieville, 1.25 inches in Alexandria and one inch near Franklinton.
There were also reports of pea-sized hail south of Fort Johnson in Leesville, Leander, Pickering, Sieper, Gardner, Hineston, Alexandria, Pineville, Trout, and Jonesville.
Additionally, wind gusts of 62 mph was recorded a mile east-southeast of Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City and 59 mph at Shreveport Regional Airport. In southeast Louisiana gusts were 60 mph at South Lafourche Airport in Galliano and 40 mph in Livingston.
The NWS office also received reports of a couple of down trees near Girard and multiple trees and downed power lines near west of Springfield. According to poweroutages.us, more than 3,600 customers in Louisiana were without power at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief Associate Mark Morelock said no teams have been activated to respond to storms.