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39% of Louisiana Without Power

Via the Baton Rouge Advocate:
The Louisiana Public Service Commission announced that about 39 percent of the state was without electricity Wednesday night. A total of 830,280 of the state’s 2.1 million customers of regulated utility companies were without power as of 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, the last official count of the evening, according to Colby Cook of the PSC staff. Those numbers are expected to grow Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaac moves into central Louisiana, he said. “It looks a lot worse than anticipated,” PSC Commissioner Jimmy Field, of Baton Rouge, said of the damage caused by hurricane then Tropical Storm Isaac. . .

Updates to follow. . . - Greg Pollowitz

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