News • JUNE 22, 2023

Haynesville Employees Provide Support After Storms

Chesapeake employees jumped into action to help their neighbors following severe storms that hit northwest Louisiana late last week.

The storms carried strong winds that reached over 80 miles per hour in some areas. With these high winds, the Shreveport-Bossier areas experienced a large number of trees and powerlines down, causing more than 250,000 residents to be without power.

To add to the concerns following the storms, the Shreveport-Bossier area was placed under a heat advisory with temperatures reaching between 105 – 110 degrees. Caddo Parish staged cooling centers across the parish to assist citizens who needed to be cooled off. 

After reaching out to community partners in the area to determine needs, our Haynesville team provided support in a variety of ways.

Over the weekend, employees delivered pallets of water to the eight cooling centers throughout Caddo Parish and provided a cooling trailer in North Caddo Parish at the Earl Williamson Park.

Additionally, the team worked with company vendor CNC Oilfield Services to help Holy Angels Residential Living Facility clear debris from the main areas, parking lots, playgrounds and walkways to ensure safety for residents and continued operations for the facility.

“Supporting our communities is extremely important to us at Chesapeake, so when we there’s a need, we want to do what we can to help,” said Michelle Cavanaugh, community affairs in the Haynesville. “We’re glad to be able to offer support and are thankful that there were no injuries from the storm.”    

From left, Chesapeake’s Jason Monette, production consultant, and Michelle Cavanaugh, community affairs, work with Jessie Smart with Caddo Parks and Recreation to deliver a cooling trailer to the Earl Williamson Park in North Caddo Parish.

The CHK team partnered with CNC Oilfield Services to clean up debris left by the storm at the Holy Angels Residential Living Facility.

A severe storm carrying winds up to 80 miles per hour caused major damage and power outages across northwest Louisiana.

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