Thousands without power, reports of downed trees following severe weather

Heavy rain causing some power outages

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Thousands of residents are without electricity after severe weather rolled through the metro Baton Rouge area just after 5 a.m on April 16.

According to Entergy Louisiana, over 6,000 customers across East Baton Rouge Parish are in the dark as of 7:45 a.m.

In Iberville Parish, over 1,500 customers are without electricity.

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At least 1,000 Entergy customers in Jefferson Parish are also without lights.

In total, Entergy is reporting over 11,000 customers are without electricity statewide.

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There have been reports of downed trees in several areas across Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department confirming a tree fell near a home on Whitehaven Street near Lee Drive just before 5:30 a.m.

Reported storm damage after rain rolled through Baton Rouge on the morning of Friday, April 16.
Reported storm damage after rain rolled through Baton Rouge on the morning of Friday, April 16. (Source: WAFB)

Residents have also reported storm damage on Lee Drive near Hyacinth Avenue.

Reported storm damage after rain rolled through Baton Rouge on the morning of Friday, April 16.
Reported storm damage after rain rolled through Baton Rouge on the morning of Friday, April 16. (Source: WAFB)

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