Monday, September 12, 2005

Some 471,000 Still Lack power in U.S. after Katrina

To me this is amazing. Out of 4.5 million people less than half a million remain without power. Salute to all involved, especially the light and power guys.

NEW YORK -- Less than 471,000 electricity customers still lacked power 14 days after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the U.S. Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi, according to area utilities and the U.S. Department of Energy.

About 384,000, or 35 percent, of the homes and businesses in Louisiana remained without power, while Mississippi had about 86,000 customers with no service.
Katrina initially left more than 4.5 million homes and businesses without power when it struck early last week.

Entergy Corp., which restored power to all customers who can receive power in Mississippi over the weekend, still has about 278,000 customers out in Louisiana, primarily in the heavily damaged parishes in and around New Orleans.

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