Hurricane Ida blasted at Category 4 on Sunday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., lashing at Louisiana and knocking out power to all of New Orleans, Entergy can confirm.
Entergy is New Orleans City Power Supplier.
As a result of Hurricane Ida’s catastrophic intensity, all eight transmission lines that deliver power into the New Orleans area are currently out of service. When this occurred, it caused a load imbalance in the area and resulted in generation in the area coming offline.
We are currently working to assess damage and identify a path forward to restore power, to those who can take it, in the area.
We have provided back-up generation to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Power will not be restored this evening, but we will continue work to remedy.
…….blowing roofs off buildings
…….reversing the flow of the Mississippi River as it rushed from the Louisiana coast into one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors.
APSO reports first death related to Hurricane Ida
Shortly after 8:30 p.m. deputies received reports of a citizen possibly injured from a fallen tree at a residence off of Highway 621 in Prairieville. Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that the victim is now deceased.
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office