Alexandria, La. (March 30, 2022) — City of Alexandria Utility System crews responded to scattered power outages from damaging winds associated with a strong line of storms that moved through Alexandria this afternoon.
The bulk of outages were along Louisiana Highway 28 West in the vicinity of Holy Savior Menard Central High School and in the Martin Park area. Approximately 2,500 customers lost power at some point during the storm which brought winds in excess of 50 mph. All customers who can take power are expected to be restored by sundown. Any resident without power should call 318-473-1301 to report the outage.
While there was some minor street flooding during the height of the rain storm and reports of limbs and some trees down, there were no significant reports of damage in the City.
Alexandria residents are reminded they can get free weather alerts from the City of Alexandria via email, text or telephone. Go to www.cenlaready.com to sign up. Also, the AlexConnects app makes reporting issues like power outages and storm damage easy. The free app is available for Apple and Android devices.