More than 1.2 thousand km of electric networks are still not functioning.
A week after Hurricane Ida hit the coast of the United States, Entergy, the electric grid operator, restored the electricity supply for 511 thousand consumers who were left without electricity after the disaster hit. The company’s press service announced this.
“Eight days after the arrival of one of the most destructive hurricanes in the history of the United States, power supply was resumed for more than half of the 948 thousand consumers who were left without electricity,” the report says.
According to the company, the power supply has been restored for 465 thousand consumers of the state of Louisiana, including 333 thousand residents of its most populous city – New Orleans. In addition, electricians managed to hold a light for 46 thousand residents of the state of Mississippi.
At the same time, as the company notes, more than 1.2 thousand km of electric networks are still not functioning; the company hopes to restore its work by September 29 fully.