NEW ORLEANS — Close to 1 million buildings in southeast Louisiana are without power and could be for days or weeks in the wake of powerful Hurricane Ida.
A major transmission tower that powers most of Orleans and Jefferson parishes was knocked into the river. The problem affected all eight of Orleans' transmission lines.
Entergy will start to assess the damage on Monday.
Last year, after Hurricane Zeta, it was approximately 2-3 days before they could even estimate the recovery time. Damage this time appears to be quite more extensive.
Entergy said they have no estimate for power restoration Monday morning.
Cleco officials stated that they will provide estimated restoration times after crews assess damage and make repairs.
WST Electric Cooperative Inc. said that customers in the hardest-hit areas should prepare for extended outages lasting days.
- 201,060 Entergy customers without power
- Parish officials said they expect power to be out for at least three weeks
- Entergy had no estimate for power restoration Monday morning
- 43,428 Entergy customers without power
- 177,649 Entergy customers without power
- 11,461 Entergy customers without power
St. Bernard Parish
- 20,253 Entergy customers without power
St. Charles Parish
- 21,778 Entergy customers without power
St. James Parish
- 7,865 Entergy customers without power
St. John Parish
- 19,060 Entergy customers without power
St. Tammany Parish
- 95,487 Cleco customers without power
- 15,000 WST Electric customers without power
- 3,656 Entergy customers without power
- 62,497 Entergy customers without power
- 4,701 WST Electric customers without power
- Fewer than 5 Cleco customers without power
- 27,211 Entergy customers without power
- 6,038 Entergy customers without power
- 11,486 WST Electric customers without power
- 798 Cleco customers without power
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Around 10,000 linemen are prepared to go to work restoring power as soon as the storm passes. But last year's Hurricane Zeta, which was not as destructive as Ida is expected to be, knocked out power for tens of thousands of Louisiana residents for longer than a week.
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