NWS: EBR should expect big wind hit soon
BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials in East Baton Rouge Parish warned residents that winds are expected to pick up to tropical or hurricane force speeds shortly after 1 p.m. today.
EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden said the National Weather Service advised them that the winds will seriously pick up around 1:15 p.m., and could spawn tornadoes.
Watches for those conditions have been extended until 7 a.m. Thursday.
Holden advised drivers to stay off the roads entirely during that time, and "batten down the hatches."
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