Damages, outages reported in Baton Rouge area due to thunderstorms

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Damages are already being reported as severe storms move into the Baton Rouge Parish area on Tuesday.

Heavy storms shifted east and south of metro Baton Rouge as the severe weather threat quickly diminished around the metro area.

There were multiple reports of downed power poles in Baton Rouge, including one on Thomas Road near J.S. Clark Park.

The severe weather also caused mass power outages for the surrounding areas. The Demco outage map reported over 2,300 customers affected at 2 p.m.

At 9:30 p.m., over 1,100 people in East Baton Rouge Parish were still without power.

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will be temporarily closed due to a power outage and multiple downed trees throughout the Zoo. Zoo officials said they are assessing the debris and working to clear it.

At the Baton Rouge airport, a plane had flipped over because of the strong winds that the storm brought.

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