BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Multiple Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued Thursday, June 25 as severe weather moved through the Baton Rouge area.
Damage has been reported throughout the area, including many downed trees and limbs. As of around 4 p.m., about 25,000 people in East Baton Rouge Parish were without power. Nearly 4,000 customers with DEMCO were without power as well. Nearly 40,000 are without power throughout the viewing area, as of 4 p.m.
Wind gusts of up to almost 70 mph were recorded at Tiger Stadium and at the Metro Airport in Baton Rouge.
Over in Central, the fire department confirmed they responded to several downed trees. Officials with the fire department say large portions of the city were without power as of 3:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to use caution and assume any downed power lines are energized and dangerous.
The Central Police Department says a portion of Greenwell Springs is closed between Magnolia Bend Road and Magnolia Bridge Road due to downed power lines.
On Adams Avenue in Baton Rouge, a tree fell on a home, trapping a man inside for some time.
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