September 1st, 2008
04:31 PM ET

Return of electricity depends on Gustav

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Allan Chernoff
CNN Senior Correspondent | Bio

Gustav is shutting the lights in much of Southern Louisiana. Entergy says 710,000 households and businesses are now without electricity.

“We’re not sending any of our linemen out in this weather it’s not safe for them,” said Phil Allison, spokesman for Entergy. “The plan is, wait for the storm to move through. Once the winds have subsided we’ll send crews out to assess the situation. If the wind doesn’t die down till 9pm that assessment won’t happen till tomorrow.”

Filed under: Hurricane Gustav
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Chris

    Amen to that, Annie!

    September 2, 2008 at 3:47 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    I hope the electricity can be fixed quickly. To not have air conditioning at this time of year down there with all the high temperatures and high humidity is miserable.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    September 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm |