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Water World

The first boil water advisory of 2015 elicited jokes about the days after the Federal Flood form locals. The second boil water advisory of 2015 elicited anger about a failing infrastructure. Sensing the public unrest, Mayor Mitch held a presser on Monday to address the issue and promise improvements to the City’s water system.

Blacked to the Future

Throughout all of the talk of hurricanes and disaster response over the past week, Entergy managed to emerge relatively unscathed. Although the power utility avoided the normal ire of residents during the panel discussions, locals are none to happy with the company today. On Monday (8.31) morning, Energy announced that about 2800 customers uptown were without power.

Electric Hackery: Power Outages Uptown

Uptown New Orleanians are reporting power outages. Energy has confirmed that almost three thousand residents are without electricity. A few of the outages were attributed to a downed power line, but as for the cause of the rest, residents are in the dark.

Power Stance

City Council Lights Up Entergy on Post-Isaac Outages

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, much of the community simmered in their houses for days without electricity. Today, frustrations with Entergy boiled over at a City Council meeting called for the purpose of putting energy on the spot about the outages.

Power Update: 7,000 Without Power in New Orleans

Updated 11:45 p.m.

Entergy expects to have more than 90 percent of power in New Orleans restored by midnight tonight. The number of Orleans Parish customers without power in the wake of Hurricane Isaac fell steadily today by more than 15,000, bringing the number of customers without power to just over 13,000 as of about 8:30 p.m. Monday night.

Power Update: Lights Come on for 28,000

On Sunday, there was much rejoicing in downtown New Orleans and across the city, as large parts of the Marigny-Bywater and more than 28,000 New Orleanians saw their houses light up and their air conditioning turn on for the first time since last Tuesday. Overall, outages remained across the city as more than 35,000 customers remained off the grid at about 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Power Update: Signs of Progress, But 64K Still in the Dark

More than 64,000 people in New Orleans remained without power after Hurricane Isaac at about noon Sunday. That means about 17,000 people saw their lights turned on since 8 p.m. Saturday night. According to Entergy's outage map, substantial progress appears to have been made in Treme, Broadmoor, Mid-City/Bayou St. John limited sections of Uptown and a big part of the Upper 9th Ward. However, areas such as the Marigny-Bywater, the Seventh Ward, Algiers Point and Gentilly continued to see a lot of red. Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles Rice said yesterday that 70 percent of the city will see power restored by Monday.

Power Plays: Pols, Entergy Brass Respond to New Orleans Darkness

With more than 82,000 New Orleans houses and businesses still without power for the third full day since Hurricane Isaac passed from New Orleans - and fifth day since most people lost power - Entergy and the City attempted to offer some relief in the form of shelter and words on Saturday. Entergy spent the day dispatching their teams to offer explanations, and giving residents a chance to spew some words back at them, while the City opened new cooling centers and indicated they would be calling the electricity provider in for hearings.

Notes from the (Weather) Undergound: Isaac

Isaac is continuing to dance his Cajun two step through SoLa, but the dance has a strange twist. the storm has weakened, but is moving very slowly. NoDef is there, and below are notes of all the latest updates. (Yes, you can flush your toilet again!)

450K+ Powerless, Falling Billboards, & Other Lagniappe from Isaac

The City is receiving hundreds of calls about downed power lines, trees and street flooding. Notable reports include a billboard down at St. Claude and Touro, a tree in the road at Orleans near I-10 and a tree on a house near 5600 St. Charles. The city urges everyone to stay inside and exercise caution.

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