Several thousand homes across the Baton Rouge area are without power Tuesday after a line of severe storms swept through southeast Louisiana overnight.
As of noon, about 500 Entergy customers in East Baton Rouge were without power. In Tangipahoa, the number was about 1,000. Surrounding parishes also had scattered outages.
DEMCO reported less than 30 outages in its coverage area.
The storms brought heavy rain, frequenty lightning and gusty winds. A 69 mile-per-hour wind gust was recorded at LSU, accordiing to WBRZ. And a 46 mile-per-hour gust was recorded at Baton Rouge Metro Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Baton Rouge Airport received 1.78 inches of rain between about 2 and 3 a.m.
More heavy rain is possible throughout the day, especially this afternoon, according to the NWS. Activating a flash flood watch for the area is possible too.