In some parts of Louisiana, Hurricane Ida has the greatest impact and may have to wait until the end of September for power connections to be restored, said Enter G’s CEO of Louisiana on Saturday. rice field.
Hurricane Aida, the fifth-strongest storm in US history, has caused massive destruction in the northeastern part of the country and throughout the Gulf, severely disrupting life in stormy areas.
Over 22,000 utility poles have been damaged or destroyed. This outweighs the combined destruction of the hurricanes Katrina, Zeta and Delta, which Enter G Corporation’s president and CEO Philip May calls “amazing.”
More than 1.2 million people lost electricity and food as Aida struck Louisiana, Cuba, the East Coast of the United States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut last week.
The hurricane knocked out some power lines, causing more than 5,200 transformers and nearly 26,000 spans of wires to fail. Nearly 600,000 people in Louisiana are still waiting for power connections to be restored.
Entergy, which manages electricity production and distribution in the southern United States, said full electricity restoration had been achieved by September 29, with no “later” date, but some Louisiana customers said. May may have to wait longer, May told The Associated Press. (AP).
“The level of devastation makes it very difficult or nearly impossible to invade some places and evaluate them completely,” he said.
He added that the five parishes in southeastern Louisiana face the longest delays. Terrebonne, one of the five parishes, saw volunteers handing out ice, water and food to storm survivors in the county seat of Houma.
Enter G is in the process of acquiring airboats and other equipment to allow its power crew to enter swamps and wetlands.
“We will continue to work until the last light,” says May, adding many grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses is a top priority.
Entergy Corp is bringing 1,500 workers to the cruise ship to work to restore power under a charter contract. According to the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the cruise ship Grand Classica will depart Florida’s Palm Beach harbor over the weekend and arrive in New Orleans on Tuesday.
A powerful Category 4 hurricane has so far killed 13 people in Louisiana, four of whom have died from generator carbon monoxide poisoning.
The 26-year-old Kendal Dutu, one of the survivors of the shell shock that escaped the storm, is now in the worst condition ever. He lost two jobs at the same time during a pandemic, after which a hurricane destroyed his home.
“The next stop, I really … we just live every day,” Duthu told AP, struggling to come up with his words of loss.