Weather causes power outages, minor damage to some homes as storms move through Baton Rouge area

Strong storms cause some damage, power outages in Baton Rouge area

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A line of storms left about 1,700 people without power in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Pointe Coupee parishes on Wednesday, March 4.

WAFB meteorologist Dr. Steve Capraotta said high winds were felt in some parts of the area, including 39 mph winds felt at the Baton Rouge Airport. High winds were also felt in the Port Allen area.

Some minor damage reported in Baton Rouge area as storms move through

One viewer sent in a photo of a trampoline that was picked from a yard in Lobdell and landed across the street into a convenience store parking lot.

High winds send trampoline across LA 415 in Lobdell on March 4, 2020.
High winds send trampoline across LA 415 in Lobdell on March 4, 2020. (Source: Viewer Submitted Photo)

The storms were also responsible for downing a few trees and causing minor damage to some homes in the Glen Oaks neighborhood in the Baton Rouge area.

One viewer submitted photos of a damage to a home on Pickneyville Road off of Highway 66 in West Feliciana Parish.

Pickneyville Road minor storm damage
Pickneyville Road minor storm damage
Pickneyville Road minor storm damage
Pickneyville Road minor storm damage
Viewer submitted photos of damage to home on Pickneyville Road in West Feliciana Parish on March 4.
Viewer submitted photos of damage to home on Pickneyville Road in West Feliciana Parish on March 4. (Source: Viewer Submitted Photo)

No injuries have been reported. The WAFB First Alert Weather Team says the threat for severe weather is subsiding, but you should still stay on alert.

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