After The Storm: Thousands Without Power, Assessing Damage

(WBRZ News 2) At least five people have been hurt and buildings have been damaged after multiple tornadoes touched down in the Baton Rouge area Tuesday morning. Here is what we know:

Utility providers report that thousands are without power as crews work to repair power lines damaged by Tuesday's severe weather.

Entergy reports that 2,373 customers in Ascension Parish are without power as of 1:43 p.m. Those outages are mostly contained to the Donaldsonville area. Nearly 1,000 Entergy customers in both East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa Parish are also without power.

Demco reports that 1,698 customers are without power in Livingston, mostly contained to the north part of Watson. More than 450 customers are without power in St. Helena Parish.


Two people were hurt in Watson after first responders say a tornado devastated mobile homes off Nan Wesley Rd.

Sources tell WBRZ News 2 that the two residents only suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.


Police say at least two elderly residents were hurt after a tornado ripped through their home in Killian. 

Killian Police Chief Dennis Hill said the couple took shelter inside their bathroom when the tornado blew their home off its foundation. One resident suffered a possible broken arm and the other suffered a back injury.

Around 10:34 a.m., a 'large and extremely dangerous' tornado was confirmed eight miles south of Springfield.


First responders say one person was hurt and four buildings were damaged after a tornado passed through the Donaldsonville area.

Mayor Leroy Sullivan said no residents were 'seriously injured' so far. Sullivan told WBRZ that one woman was transported to a hospital with a minor head injury after a tornado lifted her home off the foundation.

Details about this incident are limited at this time. The National Weather Service did confirm that a tornado was seen near the area.


Officials say at least seven homes have been damaged in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.Deputy Emergency Management Director Brandi Janes says two of the houses were completely destroyed.Janes said she knows of two injuries in the parish, both minor. She didn't immediately have any information on whether the homes that were destroyed were occupied when the storm struck.She says they are working to get trees out of roadways and with the Red Cross to get help to damaged areas.

Between 10:54 a.m. and 11:26 a.m., the National Weather Service confirmed two separate tornadoes near Lutcher and Madisonville.

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