The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant is currently experiencing heavy flaring due to a power outage at the site.
No community impact is expected at this time, and all appropriate agencies have been notified.
A partial hiring freeze has been issued by Governor Bobby Jindal.
The freeze affects executive branch agencies of the state government and lasts the entire fiscal year, which started at the beginning of July.
With an increase in tropical moisture around the area, we can expect plenty of showers and storms throughout the day. There is also a slight risk for waterspouts near the coastal waters with these thunderstorms.