Tuesday, September 27

BECI, Entergy hit hard

By Jamie Gates
American Press

Kay Fox with Beauregard Electric stated that the company lost power to 100 percent of its customers — which leaves 36,500 customers in the dark.

"Crews were in the area even before Hurricane Rita hit," said Fox, of the crews who have been living in tent cities trying to restore service. "It's going to be a slow process and we ask for patience from our customers."

Fox is asking people to log on the their website at www.beci.org.

Entergy Corporation CEO Renea Conley stated that they are doing assesments all over Southwest Louisiana. "So far, we've seen 117 transmission lines down and 125 substations are out. That translates to hundres of miles of wires down. It could take weeks to restore electricty to the area." she said. "We will work closely with Mayor Randy Roach to prioritize energy restoration to our customers."

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