Residents, schools still dealing with storm effects
BATON ROUGE- The effects of Monday's severe weather is still lingering. Today, thousands of residents across the Baton Rouge area are still without power.
Groups are working to restore power throughout the area, but it's a slow process. Entergy has announced it's bringing in linemen from out-of-town to help speed up the restoration efforts. More than 18,000 people in Baton Rouge still don't have electricity.
Officials say everyone's power should be restored by Thursday. Almost all DEMCO customers have had their power restored.
You can keep up with the outages in your area by using Entergy's outage map. You can report outages to Entergy dispatch by calling 1-800-9OUTAGE.
The power outages have also given some children around Baton Rouge another day off school.
Here's the full list of schools that will be closed today:
•Greater Mount Olive Christian Academy
•Keel Center alternative school
•Southdowns Pre-School Center
•Napoleonville Primary School
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