SHREVEPORT, La. – The extreme winds and driving rains of Hurricane Laura shoved timber, utility poles and wires to the bottom, leaving many SWEPCO prospects with out energy.
The next are estimated occasions energy shall be restored:
- Bossier Metropolis – 10 p.m., Tuesday
- Haughton – 10 p.m., Tuesday
- Plain Dealing – 5 p.m., Sunday
- Vivian – 5 p.m., Sunday
- Shreveport – 10 p.m., Wednesday
- Within the Valley District, which took the preliminary brunt of Laura as a Class 2 hurricane, the general time of restoration is projected to be 10 p.m. Thursday. The district consists of Natchitoches, Hornbeck, Mansfield, Logansport and the encompassing areas in eight parishes.
As of 5 p.m. Saturday, 64,299 SWEPCO prospects don’t have any electrical energy.
CLECO reviews 72,500 prospects of their service space with out energy. In Sabine Parish, 85% or 5,600 of their prospects don’t have any electrical energy.
Entergy-Louisiana’s web site exhibits 193,000 with out energy. They serve parts of north Louisiana.
Entergy-Arkansas reviews 12,100 prospects have been with out energy.
“We’ve 2,500 staff serving to greater than 300 SWEPCO staff restore energy. All exterior crews are assigned to assist our prospects in Louisiana,” mentioned Drew Seidel, SWEPCO vice chairman of Distribution Area Operations.
“We count on it’s going to take a number of days to revive energy,” Seidel mentioned.
On the peak, 136,000 SWEPCO prospects in Louisiana and East Texas have been with out energy.