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Local lineman injured in Louisiana

Staff Report

A serious injury to local lineman Travis Dixon on Tuesday, Sept 8 has resulted in a community praying and believing in a recovery.

Dixon was working to restore power in storm ravished Vernon Parish, Louisiana after Hurricane Laura, according to  Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO).

Dixon was flown by medical helicopter to the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport where he was, at last word, continuing to undergo treatment.

According to a public social media post by Dixon’s wife, Alexis, her husband had a sucessful surgery Friday.

“[Friday] was a good day for him. We’re officially on the mend,” She said. “They were able to keep eight of his fingers and most of his hands. Everything else looks good so far, and he is looking at a few more surgeries for reconstruction and grafting.”

Mrs. Dixon said she was overwhelmed with the love and consideration shown by community members.

“The massive amount of prayers and support our family has received has really left me at a loss for words,” she said. “Thank you again for lifting us up, and keeping us in your thoughts. Hopefully we’ll get to go home to our family in just a few short weeks.”

Dixon was one of a countless number of linemen from across the country that have been working in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas since category 4 Hurricane Laura came ashore on Thursday, Aug. 27.

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