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NPPD Sends Help To Louisiana Utilities Hit Hard By Hurricane Ida

 A 16-member contingent of line technicians and supervisory staff from Nebraska Public Power District left today for Louisiana to help restore power knocked out Sunday by Hurricane Ida.

More than a million residents were without electricity Monday.

Entergy, one of Louisiana’s primary electric providers, says over 822,000 of its 1.3-million customers were without power and that it might be weeks before service is restored.

The NPPD group is scheduled to arrive at a staging area in the Louisiana capitol of Baton Rouge on Thursday with a commitment of 2 weeks working to repair or replace downed lines and transmission structures. 

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