Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Cat gets into Entergy substation, knocks out power for thousands in New Orleans

5 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Monday, September 17 2018 Sep 17, 2018 September 17, 2018 12:19 PM September 17, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people lost power to their homes after a feline wandered into an Entergy substation in New Orleans Monday morning.

WWL reports the outages began around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, leaving more than 7,000 people without power across the New Orleans area for some time.

A statement from Entergy explained a cat got into a substation and caused a flash when it touched the equipment. The company said it's unusual for an animal to get into a substation since it installs protective devices to keep animals out.

Entergy says the animal most likely did not survive the incident.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days