Thousands Still Left Without Power Across Louisiana
Barry knocked out power all along the coast as the hurricane and tropical storm force winds knocked down power lines.
Entergy is hoping to have power restored in the next 48 hours to those that were affected by the storm. 24,000 customers have been without power, down from the peak of 89,000 customers. They are having to rebuild poles, wires and substations that were damaged. Entergy has approximately 4,000 workers restoring power. They are facing challenges accessing roadways in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne Parishes due to high water.
Cleco is reporting approximately 17,000 without power, down from 63,000 people. They have 1400 contractors working to restore power. The hardest hit areas for Cleco is St. Mary and Iberia Parishes.
“We have about 1,400 contractor crews in addition to our Cleco workers and staff who are out working to clear debris, repair damage to the system, and ultimately restore power to our customers,” says Cleco spokesperson Jennifer Cahill. “As we restore power to other areas of our service territory, we’re collapsing crews to our harder hit areas like Iberia and St. Mary Parishes.”
Slemco, at last report, says 604 customers are without power, down from 12,415 customers without power. The hardest hit areas are Acadia, St. Landry, St. Martin, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes. Barry's remnants have been hitting St. Landry Parish hard with storms on Monday.
“Since the storm started they have restored power to over 188,000 customers, and many of those customers were restored more than once,” says Governor John Bel Edwards.
The majority of those outages occurred in coastal parishes.