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Weather Blog: Damage reports from around Southwest Louisiana

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1:35 p.m. Update:

Beauregard Electric Co-Op now reporting 1531 outages in Allen Parish, 2,777 in Beauregard Parish, 259 in Calcasieu Parish, and 457 in Vernon Parish. Entergy still reporting more than 13,000 outages.  

11:51 a.m. Update:  

State police report both lanes of Highway 171 southbound are blocked due to trees in the roadway.  This is about 4 miles north of the Beauregard Parish line.

11:40 a.m. Update:  

There are currently more than 13,000 Entergy customers without power at this time.  There are 9,300 outages affecting Beauregard Electric Co-Op customers.  

11:35 a.m. Update:

Viewer reports damage north of Oretta on Foster Tree Road.  We are sending a crew to check this damage report out.  

11:33 a.m. Update:

Viewer uploaded a photo to KPLC 7 Facebook page of storm clouds in Grand Lake

11:30 a.m. Update:

Viewer uploaded a photo to KPLC 7 Facebook showing damage in Ragley.  Another viewer shared this photo with us.  

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