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More than 27,000 lose power as storms sweep through Louisiana Wednesday morning

1 year 7 months 5 days ago Wednesday, April 29 2020 Apr 29, 2020 April 29, 2020 4:18 AM April 29, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A series of storms swept through Louisiana Tuesday night and meteorologists say more bad weather is expected to hit the state early Wednesday morning. 

As residents brace themselves for the second slew of storms, more than 46,000 were left without electricity, according to Entergy. The power company says its crews have been working through the night to assess damage and restore power in impacted areas. 

As of 11:30 a.m. East Baton Rouge Parish had more than 600 without power. The majority of outages in the state were in Ascension, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, and Jefferson Parish. 

On Tuesday, eyewitnesses in Hammond spotted a tornado, while a home in Prairieville was struck by lightning and caught fire

At this time, it is unknown if the bad weather resulted in any injuries or fatalities.  

WBRZ will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day, keep up with the latest weather reports by following @WBRZWeather on Twitter or by watching 2une In on Channel 2 and WBRZ + from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

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