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Residents begin to assess damage after powerful thunderstorms

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A truck in the parking lot of the condominium complex is buried by what is believed to be parts of the roof. A truck in the parking lot of the condominium complex is buried by what is believed to be parts of the roof.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Following a 100 percent chance of rain, there aren't many parts of south Louisiana that weren't drenched when storms moved through late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

The thunderstorms knocked down trees, damaged power lines, dropped hail and caused flash flooding in some neighborhoods.

Some people compared the damage and debris to condos in Baton Rouge to what they would typically see in the aftermath of a hurricane. Damage to the Summer Grove Condominiums on Florida Boulevard near Nassau Drive is being assessed.

It appears as though a section of the roof was blown off and landed on a truck in the parking lot. Tenants are walking around and adjusters were seen on the roof checking out potential damage.

There are reports of debris on homes in the nearby neighborhood and other areas where trees pierced through rooftops. One woman awoke to find part of a tree in her kitchen. A man said he awoke to what he thought were fireworks or gunshots.

When he walked outside, he discovered a tree had knocked the gutters off his home and was resting on the roof.

"I thank God that it didn't hurt any of my family members or my loved ones or anybody else for that matter," said Nicholas Carter.

There have not been any reports of injuries due to the storms.

Utility crews continue to work to get power restored to all customers. Officials hope to get the electricity back on for everyone by 6 p.m.

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