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Vast Grid Damage Will Leave Laura Victims in Dark for Weeks

  • Hurricane Laura damaged all seven transmission lines in region
  • ‘Some of the most severe damage the company has experienced’
Damaged homes after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Damaged homes after Hurricane Laura made landfall in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Photographer: Bryan Tarnowski/Bloomberg
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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 utilities 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 storm came ashore near Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana.