Severe storms rolling through Beaumont
Beaumont was in for some heavy wind and rain Monday, April 14.
The sudden change in weather came as The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch and a wind advisory for Jefferson County until 9 p.m.
Reporters on the ground covering TEA's takeover of BISD experienced sideways rain and rapidly dropping temperatures about 1 p.m. Monday.
As of 2 p.m. Monday, Entergy reported a small outage in Old Town near Eighth and Laurel, leaving seven customers without power, according to their website.
But by about 4 p.m., hundreds in Beaumont had lost power — about 40 outages affecting some 500 customers — according to Entergy's outage map.