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Vast Grid Damage Will Mean Some Laura Victims Sweat in the Dark for Weeks

Downed transmission towers

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 31, 2020 By Will Wade – Parts of Louisiana will be without power for weeks after Hurricane Laura caused “catastrophic” damage to the region’s grid, mangling steel transmission towers and snapping utility poles as if they were twigs. More than 300,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark Monday morning, including 150,000 Entergy Corp. customers, four days after the Category 4 …

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