BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Storms rolled through Louisiana last night and caused death and destruction.
Various parts of the state were hit including St. Amant.
Along with the storm damage came power outages and Entergy has been hard at work trying to get power back to everyone that lost it overnight.
Entergy showed some of the damaged caused by the storm in Baton Rouge.
This picture was taken by Entergy along Airline Highway:
As of 4:30 p.m., 17,225 customers are without power.
Entergy released this statement at noon on Saturday:
Entergy Louisiana crews are working quickly and safely to restore power following a strong band of storms that brought high winds to the area, causing approximately 37,000 outages statewide.
As of noon, crews have successfully restored more than half of all customers with the majority of those still out in the hardest hit area of Greater Baton Rouge. Crews and additional resources will begin narrowing in on the most heavily affected regions, where winds caused damage to distribution poles and transmission infrastructure.
We anticipate that all customers who can safely receive power will be restored by tonight with a few in the heaviest damaged areas possibly extending into tomorrow.
Crews are also working to clear a power line that is currently blocking a roadway along Airline highway in Baton Rouge. Customers in the area are reminded to keep clear and use caution when driving.