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Power outages throughout Acadiana, now what next: Hurricane Laura

About 125,000 residences and industries in Acadiana were without power as Hurricane Laura began again to nudge north early Thursday dawn.

What came about?

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, the great breezes and rain from Laura resulted in extensive power outages in the state, with more than 269,000 power consumers without electricity three hours after Laura brought about landfall near Lake Charles and commenced trailing north. 

Following utility personnel from across the South have squirted into southern Louisianan in recent days in the trial for Laura’s consequence on power cables and the state’s electrical grid.

According to poweroutage.us, barely over 188,700 people in Louisiana have forfeited power as of 1:35 a.m.

Approximately 100% of Cameron Parish is without power (1,996 residents) – the increased number in the nation presently.

KATC talked to Mary Laurent with SEMCO, who said they were discerning about 8,500 Acadiana occupants without power at around midnight Vermilion Parish noticing the most substantial outages. The preponderance in the region is between Lafayette, Kaplan, and Abbeville.

Laurent said citizens should report outages but should attempt and keep up inward until breezes die down. They’re inquiring citizens to stay patient, as it will get simmer quick, particularly surges on Thursday.

Laura’s severe breezes will bring down power lines, and LUS is instructing people to just stay away from them. Those flexible or dangling lines could still have electricity moving through them, so you shouldn’t try to grab them up or ride over them.

Generator security tips:

 

1. Don’t attempt to hook up the entire cottage unless it’s accomplished with a double-throw change – this can result in electricity to be fed back to utility personnel and effect them to be electrocuted.

2. Don’t put a generator in a closed garage or building – this can induce carbon monoxide to be spewed into the air

3. Laura’s severe breezes will bring down power lines, and LUS is instructing people to just stay away from them. Those flexible or dangling lines could still have electricity moving through them, so you shouldn’t try to grab them up or ride over them. Your best bet is to report any downed power lines you see. Crews can’t head out to fix those lines until winds are under 39 mph.

List of few local outages in Acadiana:

Lafayette Parish power outages:

    Slemco: 27,912

    Entergy: 3,427

    LUS: 12,000

Acadia Parish power outages:

    Slemco: 10,697

    Entergy: 3,237

    Cleco: 5,957

Evangeline Parish power outages:

    Semco: 496

    Cleco: 4,704

Iberia Parish power outages:

    Slemco: 11

    Entergy: 1,871

    Cleco: 16,000

St. Landry Parish power outages:

    Slemco: 3,509

    Entergy: 1,557   

       Cleco: 3,509

St. Martin Parish power outages:

    Semco: 616

    Entergy: 1,344

    Cleco: 3,902

St. Mary Parish power outages:

  Cleco: 2,588

Vermilion Parish power outages:

    Slemco: 9,640

    Entergy: 6,902

    Cleco: 9

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