Universities cancel classes due to severe weather
BATON ROUGE - Universities canceled classes in Baton Rouge after severe weather moved through the area Monday morning.
LSU issued their cancellation just before 10 a.m., after the city-parish was under a tornado warning and hit with heavy wind and rain. Southern University followed suit and announced they were closed around 11:30 a.m. Baton Rouge Community College also canceled classes just after 11 a.m.
On social media, several LSU students posted pictures of themselves huddling in basements or interior halls while the storm moved through. The Daily Reveille also posted several pictures of flooding in some building basements.
"Everyone should continue to shelter in place," said LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard.
Entergy said nearly 20,000 people are without power due to storm damage in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Baton Rouge Public Schools also canceled all after-school events, practices and meetings because of the heavy weather. Classes will still dismiss at their normal times.