Severe storms rolling through Beaumont

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.