Nearly 28000 without power in Louisiana, including 1200 in metro New Orleans as storms hit

Stormy weather pummeling metro New Orleans has left nearly 9,000 customers without power, most of them in Metairie, according to outage data from Entergy and Cleco.

They are part of more than 32,000 without power across Louisiana, the utilities reported. 

After about an hour of hard rains across the metro area, Entergy at noon listed 6,090 customers without power in Jefferson Parish, the vast majority in Metairie. Only 221 were affected in New Orleans. 

Cleco, meanwhile, listed 1,923 customers in the dark in St. Tammany Parish. 

Entergy reported nearly 31,000 customers without power across the state, with more than 11,300 in East Baton Rouge Parish alone. Cleco listed about 3,400 customers affected across the state. 

More outages were likely as the worst of the weather continued to affect metro New Orleans this afternoon. 

Stay with for more severe weather updates. 

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