Apr 272015
(map via Entergy)

(map via Entergy)

Thousands of Uptown New Orleans residents lost power on Monday morning as strong storms brought a tornado watch to the city, according to Entergy maps.

The outages began shortly before 11 a.m. in the Carrollton-University-Riverbend areas, including one outage that affected 700 customers near the Riverbend, and another affecting about 300 near State and St. Charles. By noon, two larger outages were reported closer to the river — one around Jefferson and Magazine, and another along Tchoupitoulas between Napoleon and Louisiana avenues. Smaller, areas of concentrated power losses include Louisiana Avenue near South Claiborne, Magazine Street near Nashville, and Prytania Street near Marengo.

A total of 11,684 customers are without power across New Orleans, with more than 9,000 of those around Uptown, according to the Entergy maps. The total number of affected customers across the region is 174,322, the utility said at 12:44 p.m.

All of Orleans Parish remains under a tornado watch until 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. A high-wind warning will continue afterward until 2 p.m., with winds of up to 55 mph possible.

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