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The Mayor's Corner


April 16, 2020

Catastrophic Tornadoes Shake Our City, But Won’t Break Our Will

Easter Sunday 2020 will be one we will always remember. Crumbled brick, crushed cars and mangled wires are just mere representations of the hundreds of families whose lives have been forever altered.

It has now been confirmed by the National Weather Service that three tornadoes struck Ouachita Parish on Sunday, April 12. Two of the tornadoes touched down in north Ouachita Parish in Sterlington; and, the third and most powerful tornado (an E-F3 with an estimated wind speed of 140 mph) touched down in Bawcomville on an est...

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