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Trees, power lines taken out by lightning

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, May 29 2015 May 29, 2015 May 29, 2015 4:56 PM May 29, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies reported a fast-moving shower which hit East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon took out a pair of trees in apparent lightning strikes.

EBRSO said the trees in the 6700 block of Vineyard and the 5800 block of Satinwood were damaged, splitting limbs and spreading debris. One tree was on fire after the strike and fell on power lines, according to the sheriff's office.

Nearly 1,000 Entergy customers were without power after the storms moved through according to the utility service's website.

The storm also forced a rain delay for the Baton Rouge Regional baseball tournament which had just gotten underway Friday afternoon. The game between LSU and Lehigh is scheduled to be back on at 5:25 p.m.


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