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Person badly hurt, Entergy transmission structures damaged after storm causes roof collapse in BR

10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, July 31 2023 Jul 31, 2023 July 31, 2023 5:18 PM July 31, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - At least one person was badly hurt in a structure collapse as severe weather passed through East Baton Rouge late Monday afternoon. 

Authorities said they were called to 84 Lumber along S Choctaw Drive around 5 p.m. Monday, shortly after the Baton Rouge area was hit by strong winds and heavy rains. One person was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, sources said. 

Monday evening, Entergy said that four transmission structures were damaged when the structure collapsed. 

Photos showed what appeared to be a large metal canopy toppled over, blocking the train tracks that run along the property. 

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