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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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Canadian National Railway (CN) Investing $60 Million in Louisiana

HOMEWOOD, Ill., July 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that, as part of its strategic investments to support growing demand and enable supply chains, it plans to invest approximately $60 million (USD) across Louisiana in 2020. The investments includes a multi-year project to rebuild the McComb Spillway Bridge, replacement of rail and ties, as …

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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi’s share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that closed the state’s beaches, said Joe Spraggins, executive director …

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Louisiana issues state of emergency ahead of potential hurricane that could make landfall in the state this weekend.

PortandTerminal.com, July 9, 2019 BATON ROUGE, LA – A storm system in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday, the National Weather Service says. The Mississippi River at New Orleans forecast to crest at its highest level since 1927 this weekend. The Governor of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency today at 1:56 pm …

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