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Hurricane Ida leaves New Orleans without power

  • a month ago (2021-08-30)
  • David Flin
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Hurricane Ida has resulted in all eight transmission lines into the New Orleans area to go down, creating a load imbalance that knocked all power generation in the region offline. This has resulted in all of Orleans Parish customers being without power, according to Entergy New Orleans .

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Brandon Scardigli, spokesman for Entergy New Orleans, said that the company is working to: “Assess a path forward to restore power to those who can take it.” Entergy New Orleans has announced that it is providing back-up generation to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board.

According to the US Department of Homeland Security, the only power currently in the city is coming from generators.