Edna’s damage to power poles worse than 4 previous hurricanes
Entergy, the company tasked with restoring power to more than one million customers in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, expects to replace more power poles damaged by that hurricane than during hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Delta and Zeta combined, according to company vice president John Hawkins.
According to Entergy, 30,679 poles, 36,469 spans of wire, and 5,959 transformers in Louisiana and Mississippi were damaged in the storm. Nearly 26,000 linemen are working to restore power in those states. But the South Louisiana cities that bore the brdudt of the storm may not have power restored until October.
Lafourche, Lower Jefferson, St. Charles and Terrebonne parishes and parts of Plaquemines Parish are still expected to be without power until September 29, according to Entergy’s website.