South Louisiana ravaged by severe storms, widespread damage reported

BATON ROUGE — Severe storms early Wednesday morning have left a trail of destruction across southern Louisiana.

Reports of damage are coming in from Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, and East Baton Rouge Parishes. Additionally, heavy rainfall has inundated low-lying areas in Livingston and Ascension Parishes, resulting in water accumulation in yards and on some roads.

A staggering 176,000 customers statewide are currently without power, with West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, and St. Helena Parishes bearing the brunt of the outages in the Baton Rouge area.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH

Damage has been reported in New Roads and Batchelor with winds bringing down trees and tearing down walls of some buildings.

In New Roads, the Parish Home and Farm Hardware Store had a wall knocked out by heavy winds.

In Batchelor there are reports of several trees down.

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WEST FELICIANA PARISH

There are several trees down across West Feliciana Parish. There are also unconfirmed reports of at least two people trapped in their home.

A picture was also sent in of a tree that fell on top of a Demco truck. It’s unclear of injuries.

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WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH

LIVINGSTON PARISH

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH

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