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(map via entergy.com)

(map via entergy.com)

More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Carrollton area are without power Monday morning amid heavy downpours that could persist throughout the week, officials said.

The outage in Carrollton was reported as 10:28 a.m. and affected 2,326 customers, according to the Entergy online outage maps. It primarily seems to affect the blocks between St. Charles Avenue and Hillary Street on both sides of South Carrollton Avenue.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service in Slidell warns that the heavy storms will continue through Tuesday evening, and scattered showers are still possible afterward. Because soil already saturated from wet weather over the weekend, a flash flood watch covers the entire area south of Interstate 10.

Even more severe weather is also possible during the storms, the Weather Service warns.

“[The] main risk would be strong-to-damaging wind gusts and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning as a line of thunderstorms move through late this morning and midday,” according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued at 10:18 a.m. “An isolated tornado or waterspout is also possible.”

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