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Tornadoes Leave Damage For Hundreds in NELA

More than 10 thousand people are still without power on Monday morning in northeast Louisiana following severe weather midday on Sunday.

As many people were attending online Easter services on Sunday morning, two apparent tornadoes crossed the region. The storm uprooted trees, downed power lines, and damaged hundreds of homes and businesses; however, only minor injuries have been reported.

At the Monroe airport, one hangar was destroyed with estimated damage of more than $20 million. All flights are cancelled as teams work to clear the runways of debris.

Ouachita Parish has declared its third state of emergency following previous declarations for flooding and COVID-19. Officials are working to provide shelter in hotels to residents displaced by the storms to comply with social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jay calls himself a "media producer" in a world of diversification. Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film Production from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked in video, feature film and television production for over 10 years before joining KEDM full time.