City council to call for Entergy investigation, 8,000 still without power in La.


Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 6 at 7:40 AM
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NEW ORLEANS - Entergy has come under a lot of heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

On Thursday morning, the city council will call for an investigation of the utility company after hundreds of thousands of people questioned the company's response.

A resolution will be discussed that will begin a fact finding investigation into Entergy's preparation, repsponse and strom recovery efforts.

In all, more than 8,000 customers across the state still did not have power Thursday morning. This includes a little less than 300 people in Orleans Parish, 1,800 in Jefferson Parish, 4,600 in Plaquemines Parish and about 500 in St. John Parish. (Check out the outages map.)

The slow moving category one hurricane knocked out power to over 150,000 customes in New Orleans alone.

It took five days for Entergy to get the lights back on for much of the city.

Power was knocked out again on Monday. Nearly 11,000 people in the Central Business District and MidCity lost power when a substation went down.

Entergy said they are working as hard as posibble to restore power. However, on Tuesday, the council's utility committee met to discuss the need for transparency.

Thursday's meeting starts at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Jefferson Parish President John Young also criticized Entergy's response.