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FACTBOX-Over 200,000 still without power from Hurricane Delta on U.S. Gulf Coast

by Reuters
Monday, 12 October 2020 19:43 GMT

Oct 12 (Reuters) - Over 200,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Monday in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi after Hurricane Delta slammed into the Gulf Coast late on Friday, according to local utilities. That is down from a total of more than 878,000 customers affected by the storm at the peak, according to federal energy data. Entergy Corp's Louisiana unit, the hardest hit utility, said it had already restored power to over 250,000 of the roughly 320,000 customers Delta left without service. Entergy said on its website that it has a team of about 8,500 responding to remaining outages in Louisiana and expects to restore service to most within a couple of days. The company, however, warned that it may take until Oct. 18 to restore some customers in the hardest hit areas. The following table lists major outages by utility: Power Company State/Prov Out Now Served ince Entergy - Louisiana LA 73,900 1,184,000 Southwest Louisiana EMC LA 36,200 108,300 Beauregard Electric Coop LA 31,500 42,900 Entergy - Texas TX 27,900 461,000 Cleco LA 22,900 284,500 Southwest Mississippi EPA MS 11,200 24,800 Total 203,600 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Edmund Blair and Cynthia Osterman)

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