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Severe storms pound Shreveport, topple church steeple

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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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Severe storms pound Shreveport, topple church steeple


www.wkyc.com

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana -- High winds from a possible tornado have caused a lot of damage and at least one serious injury in Louisiana.


The massive steeple of a church came toppling down, falling on a car as it fell, when high winds passed through downtown Shreveport Thursday evening.

Amazingly, firefighters were able to rescue the man in the car and is in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital.
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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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We are in the middle of a huge mess.

Church, Convention Center Damaged
arklatexhomepage.com...

At least 3 tornadoes rip parts of NW La
www.wxvt.com...

Townhouse Fire, Weather Damage Close Bossier Roads
arklatexhomepage.com...

I have never quite seen anything like this around here. We have massive flooding up to four feet in some places. The flooding is getting worse as well.

We had multiple tornadoes touch down and damage property all across Caddo and Bossier parishes.

The most bizarre was in downtown where this church,
First United Methodist of Shreveport was hit. The church is almost 100 years old and powerful winds blew its steeple off onto a car in the road below it. It is an absolute miracle that the guy in the car did not die. This steeple is huge, bigger than a semi with trailer.

I am completely perplexed in how it did not kill the guy, who was in a convertable sports car. It took firefighters an hour to cut him out of the smashed car.



www.wkyc.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 29/10/09 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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this is intense! even scarier knowing that i sat through this stuff about an hour or so away in east texas.

glad nothing happened like that here, but hope everything gets fixed soon and everyone turns out ok.

and the steeple falling was an amazing site.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by iamsupermanv2
this is intense! even scarier knowing that i sat through this stuff about an hour or so away in east texas.

glad nothing happened like that here, but hope everything gets fixed soon and everyone turns out ok.

and the steeple falling was an amazing site.


Its crazy and I drove through some of earlier when there was only two feet of water on the roads, now some of them are up to four feet or worse.

There are cars floating down I-20
arklatexhomepage.com...

The sheriff dept has a boat out about three miles from my house. A car is submerged in the road there.
arklatexhomepage.com...


[edit on 29/10/09 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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Some pictures of the steeple and the guy being cut out of the car by firefighters.








posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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Couple hours from you here in TX.

We got a lot of noise and some flooding in some areas. Other than that it was a slow drive home from work.


Wish you all the best.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 10:49 PM
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Shreveport's my home town.

I was just back there a couple of weeks ago to visit my ailing parents.

At that time there were record rains (4-6") and the nursing home was sandbagging the perimeters of their buildings.

All I can say is that it's a good thing that no hurricanes hit the South this year or things would have been really bad.

It's really a miracle that the driver of that Lexus was not killed.

[edit on 2009/10/29 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 11:16 PM
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The regions' Emergency Operation Center had to evacuate its Bossier site to a new location in Shreveport. Virtually all of the roads in Bossier City are closed due to flooding and thousands of people still have no power.

Emergency Operation Center Moves to Shreveport
arklatexhomepage.com...

Sandbags are also no longer available for the public and are being reserved for authorities.

Multiple apartment complexes in both parishes have been evacuated due to flooding.
arklatexhomepage.com...

The Red Cross has also set up a shelter in the town of Haughton
www.shreveporttimes.com...



[edit on 29/10/09 by MikeboydUS]




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