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Severe weather strikes Baton Rouge area

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Insurance adjustors spent Wednesday morning surveying damage from Tuesday night's hail storm in parts of Baton Rouge.  Most reports were of roof damage, said an agent with State Farm Insurance.

Dangerous flashes of lightning lit up the sky starting around 7:30 Tuesday evening.

9NEWS viewers called in reports of heavy rain, lightning, hail, and high winds.

One viewer described what he saw out his window.

"It was golf-ball size hail and the wind picked up real bad, like 40 miles an hour. All the trees were blowing to one side and it blew a fence board off. It kind of sounded like a tornado. It had a bad whistling noise, so I hollered to the wife and kids to get in the hallway and put the mattress over them."

A number of people have also called us about power outages in the area.

Entergy officials say about 3,000 customers were in the dark, as of 10:00.  As of 10am Wednesday, that number was down to about 300 homes.  The affected homes were near Broadmoor High School.

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