All of New Orleans loses power after 'catastrophic transmission damage' -Entergy

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Aug 29 (Reuters) - Orleans Parish was without power on Sunday after Entergy New Orleans suffered "catastrophic" transmission damage, the energy company said.

A parking sign lies in the street as Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana, in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as a fierce Category 4 storm, plowed through the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana on Sunday, lashing the coast with 150 mile-per-hour winds, torrential downpours and pounding surf that plunged much of the shoreline under several feet of water. read more

Orleans Parish lost power shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday (0000 GMT on Monday), leaving more than 673,000 customers without power, according to Entergy's (ENO.N) outage website.

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Reporting by Laura Sanicola; Editing by Tom Hogue

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