National Weather Service urges residents in these Louisiana cities to seek higher ground
All of Orleans Parish, including the City of New Orleans, will remain in the dark Sunday night as crews continue to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Ida, regional energy provider Entergy said in a statement.
All eight transmission lines that deliver power into the city are out of service at this hour, according to Entergy.
This triggered “a load imbalance in the area and resulted in generation in the area coming offline,” the energy provider said.
Entergy has provided back-up generation to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board but cautioned that power to the city will not be restored Sunday night.