ST. MARY'S PARISH, La. - In the wake of Barry, there is some good news to report. Forecasts for storm surges in St Mary’s Parish are not as bad as originally predicted.
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There were a lot of calls for service Saturday morning. There were upwards of 20 and they were all wind related. Power and land lines are down, but luckily there are no injuries reported.
KTBS 3's Jamie Ostroff and Josh Hale made their way to a staging area in Franklin with first responders and guardsmen. The group included two Caddo deputies, two Bossier deputies, four Shreveport firefighters, three Ruston firefighters, a HydraTrac vehicle and a boat.
A common sight along Highway 90 is signs blown over or torn apart.
Area businesses are closed with the high winds whipping through the region.
We've also learned through the National Guard that a levee has been topped, not breached, in the Venice, LA area. We're told it's “reasonably close” to a power plant. The Guard is out there now with sandbags.
Stay with KTBS 3 News on the air and online for updates as Barry pushes north.