Heavy rain, lightning strikes, cause flooding, power outages in BR area

Heavy rain, lightning strikes, cause flooding, power outages in BR area
Weather Talk

POSTED: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:07am

A summer storm passing through the Baton Rouge area caused some serious flooding and power outages on Sunday, Aug. 5.

The afternoon system pushed through the area at around 3:00 p.m. The heavy rain was accompanied by roughly 900 lightning strikes in roughly 30 minutes. Entergy reported roughly 1600 customers lost power.

Surface streets suffered from the massive downpour. Flooding was reported throughout the city. Lake Johnson, an NBC33 viewer, told NBC33 News that several cars became stranded while attempting to pass through high water on Bluebonnet Blvd. She says a group of people assisted stranded motorists by helping them push vehicles out of the high water.

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