Monday, September 26

Storm damage survey

A Sunday survey of damage caused by Hurricane Rita along U.S. 190 west from DeRidder to Livingston, Texas found no electricity in the six communities between these two towns.
Trees were down over power lines all along U.S. 190. There were trees down on top of several homes in these communities. There was some heavy wind damage to Newton High School. Downed trees laid all along both sides of U.S. 190 driving westward.
The towns in the dark are DeRidder and Merryville in Louisiana, and Bon Wier, Newton, Jasper, Woodville, Indian Springs and Livingston in Texas.

Hector San Miguel
City Editor

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