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Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning.

Some houses did lose power. According to Entergy, there were no major outages in the Baton Rouge area, and the few that did occur were being restored this morning. Slight tree damage was also reported in Watson and Greenwell Springs.

In the New Orleans metro area, Entergy reports over 16,000 customers are without power. The Southwestern Electric Power Company says about 14,000 customers don't have electricity in the Shreveport area.

The heavy rain is from the same storm system that's creating wild flooding through Texas and Oklahoma City. Winds reached speeds of 65 miles per hour around LSU's campus, and even faster in the New Orleans area. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Kenner.

 

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