Main electric transmission towers collapsed--New Orleans at 11% Internet connectivity

Sean Donelan sean at
Mon Aug 30 03:08:03 UTC 2021

Due to catastrophic electric transmission line failures. All of Orleans 
Parish is currently without power.  Over 830,000 electric customers in 8 
counties have lost power.  Approximately 80% of customers in southern 
Louisiana have lost power.

Internet connectivity is down to 11% of normal levels.

In other news, Puerto Rico is still experiencing rolling blackouts due to 
slow electric grid and generation repairs after hurricane Maria in 2017. 
110,000 customers in Puerto Rico are without power tonight.  There 
is no storm tonight in Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, and 
residents are U.S. citizens.

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