Entergy Says Cat Caused Monday Morning Power Outage

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New Orleans Makes Small Steps Towards Recovery

Thousands of Entergy customers in New Orleans found themselves in the dark Monday thanks to a cat that was able to get into a substation.

Parts of Uptown, Mid-City, Central City and the CBD suddenly lost power after the cat got into the substation, somehow made it past "protective devices" that keep animals out and "came into contact" with the equipment said Entergy in a series of posts on social media.

When something like that happens, "the animals unfortunately do not survive contact with high-voltage equipment," Entergy added.

Power was fully restored around 11 a.m.

OUTAGE RESTORED: Crews have restored power to the remaining 200 customers affected by this morning’s outage in parts of...

Posted by Entergy New Orleans on Monday, September 17, 2018

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