Ida Knocks Out Power To New Orleans

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U.S.|Ida knocked retired powerfulness to overmuch of New Orleans.

Buildings successful  downtown New Orleans were lit by backup generators aboriginal  Monday aft  Hurricane Ida knocked retired  powerfulness  to astir   of the city.
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  • Aug. 30, 2021, 7:12 a.m. ET

There was nary energy flowing into the metropolis of New Orleans precocious Sunday night, powerfulness officials said arsenic Hurricane Ida thrashed overmuch of Louisiana, damaging buildings, uprooting trees and spreading debris on roadways.

Because of Ida’s “catastrophic intensity,” each 8 transmission lines that present powerfulness to New Orleans were retired of service, Entergy officials said successful a quality merchandise connected Sunday. The concern caused a load imbalance and resulted successful a nonaccomplishment of each powerfulness procreation successful the region.

The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said that the lone powerfulness successful the city precocious Sunday was coming from generators.

As of aboriginal Monday morning, much than 850,000 customers were affected by the outages, according to Entergy’s outage map.

Some customers who were successful the nonstop way of the hurricane whitethorn acquisition outages for up to 3 weeks, according to Entergy. But 90 percent of customers volition person it restored sooner, it said.

Requests for remark from Entergy astir the hardest deed areas and the adjacent stages of restoring powerfulness were not instantly answered aboriginal Monday.

As the tempest swept crossed the metropolis connected Sunday, Entergy said that crews from astatine slightest 22 states and Washington, D.C. were joining the betterment efforts.

The institution said it was moving to measure harm and place a way guardant to reconstruct powerfulness to areas that could inactive person it. It added that it had provided backup procreation to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board.

About 1 cardinal customers statewide were without powerfulness aboriginal Monday morning, according to reports from inferior companies compiled by The bulk of outages were reported successful the southeastern portion of the state.

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