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Martini
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They cannot put a bucket up until the winds are below 35. So if only yesterday was when they could why complain? That means they have only had one day to work.

My friend has been with them since they were Gulf States. He can use his pole to flip breakers when the winds are higher. My power was restored late Tuesday night because it was only a tripped breaker and I watched the guy flip it. We were lucky this time. I was out 21 days for Gustav. It's a challenge.

My point is there is a lot of damage and things take time. Raising your blood pressure isn't going to get your power on any sooner. It's just going to give you a stroke.






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masterofmydomain
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People bitching are stupid. Nobody wants the power back on more than entergy. They are ones losing money bc customers aren't using electricity plus I'm sure they're not paying all the out of state guys time and a half or more just to sit around and stare at each other.





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notiger1997
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because of a pole holding a transformer was rot for months before this storm and Entergy was notified multiple times about it and did nothing. First gust of wind Tuesday night guess what happened to that pole. Now Entergy will get to charge a "hurricane fee" so we can all pay extra for there lack of grid maintenance.


Bingo.

This is how I understood it to work. I knew someone who was hired to go around and servey they poles recently. It was a cluster fck with how bad things were. He was told that Entergy decided a long time ago to decrease their maintenance staff and just rely on insurance and rate adjustments to help them make up for any losses.






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notiger1997
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He can use his pole to flip breakers when the winds are higher. My power was restored late Tuesday night because it was only a tripped breaker and I watched the guy flip it. We were lucky this time.


Thanks.
I'm cool. I only lost power for 8 hours and one of the few in the area with power. I think I'm must mad because my inlaws are all here with me.






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buck54
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Crews subcontracted by entergy left from several states yesterday morning. The hurricane was rolling thru Wednesday. You expect them to be through in two days from when most crews began transit. I have several buddies with Demco service that wish entergy was an option for them. Ragidy shite goes down for minor rain storms. Bent poles, and old shite. They change shite after its broke and don't spend barely any money trimming and keeping their lines clean.





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Lester Earl
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Where is that from.



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Napoleon
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Someone was bitching on WWL any how Entergy workers were at bars bragging about how much they were making for hardly working, easy money, etc.


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boxcarbarney
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Does anyone know how often they update the outage map? I'm hopeful that my power will be on soon since there were trucks working my street earlier today. I'm spending the night at a buddies house in Luling.





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Napoleon
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Do you have power? Have you ever lost it for days on end? It's hard not to Bitch. Most of it is just people venting and all.





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TigerintheNO
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As of 9:30 p.m., our crews have restored an additional 77,210 outages, bringing total outages restored to 331,775 down from a peak of 769,138.


That's great at 9:30pm, most of Algiers had power, came back on around 7pm.

By 10pm, we are dark again. I'm talking whole sections.






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masterofmydomain
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I was out of power for 2 weeks during Katrina, 10 days for Gustav and still haven't gotten it back for Isaac. I understand the frustration and. I bitch too but to suggest that entergy is just sitting around not doing anything is asinine.





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elprez00
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He was told that Entergy decided a long time ago to decrease their maintenance staff and just rely on insurance and rate adjustments to help them make up for any losses.


This is a complete and outright lie. Are you making this shite up as you go along? If that someone told you this, he is full of shite. Entergy has standards they have to maintain for installation, infrastructure, etc. Some are mandated by the PRC. As a matter of fact, if the PRC deems Entergy did not spend enough money on infrastructure and other improvemnts, they have to give their customers a credit.

The fact of the matter is that roughly 36 hrs after the storm moved out, Entergy has roughly half of the customers that lost power back on the grid. Thats pretty damn good. The JP Parish president is an idiot. Instead of asking what resources the crews need to get to work, he's whining on the radio.

A couple of notes:
- Entergy does not stage restoration assets in the path of the storm. How pissed would you be if half of their bucket trucks were sitting in a flooded parking lot now?
- Up until yesterday morning, the parish was pretty much cut off from major roadways. Interstate 10 and 55 are both closed. Hwy 90 and Airline just opened back up from the east yesterday afternoon. I'm sure that contributed to the slow start.
- Jeff Parish has a lot of infrastructure damage/ Trees down/ poles down. Those take more time to fix than flipping a fuse.
- FACT: Entergy will regularly trim as many trees as they are allowed to do so by the property owners. You want to bitch at someone for having lines wrapped up in trees? Bitch at the property owner who tells them not to cut their trees. Thats why you see Asplund trucks trimming trees all over the place after storms: they try to cut back as much as they can while they are able to for outages and noone is telling them not to.

The fact of the matter is that most of you have no clue how a complex power distribution grid is maintained and operated, nor do you know anything about electricity other than the basics you learned in high school physics. Most of you should stick to your expert weather predictions, since this board was filled with people on Sunday saying that Issac would be no big deal and laughing at all of us who were choosing to make preparations.



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quail man
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The JP Parish president is an idiot. Instead of asking what resources the crews need to get to work, he's whining on the radio.


He's another no name politician trying to make a name. Nothing to see here. Dude's an idiot.






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Jim Rockford
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Meanwhile, Cleco has been kicking arse on the Northshore.





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Jwodie
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John Young is a fricking hero.





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WavinWilly
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FACT: Entergy will regularly trim as many trees as they are allowed to do so by the property owners. You want to bitch at someone for having lines wrapped up in trees? Bitch at the property owner who tells them not to cut their trees. Thats why you see Asplund trucks trimming trees all over the place after storms: they try to cut back as much as they can while they are able to for outages and noone is telling them not to.



While i haven't bitched and I am practicing patience for the most part, I either got the run around from Entergy or this statement is incorrect. Our power goes out if somebody farts hard enough. The same guy kept coming out and even he was joking that it was a weekly occurrence. In fact, counting when I lost power for the Hurricane, I lost power 4 times in 5 days (I'm still down) leading up to my current outage. Our power has been going out so much we called up Entergy with our neighbors and told them they need to come cut the trees along the lines and probably replace the transformer. When they got out there they told us it would be $500-$700 a customer to trim trees because they were our trees. (In fact they are not our trees and are on the other side of the property line) We were literally begging them to clean the lines and they basically told us we were SOL. I would gladly have them come napalm the woods behind the property if this wouldn't happen anymore.

ETA: I understand there is complexity I have no inkling of, but the reason I am without power so often is strictly because of Entergy's unwillingness to do what is necessary in my tiny corner of the world.



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BigAppleTiger
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Meanwhile, Cleco has been kicking arse on the Northshore



Maybe for most. Downtown Covington and still no power and had to be on the phone all day just to get an update and not one truck has been in the neighborhood. City Hall closed. Everyone else in Covington city limits restored. Still on a generator.






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CWilken21
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I think what he is really pissed at is the fact that 75% of the lift stations are still without power. This is something that should have been taken care of first. Now JP is having to spend time and resources to send out vacuum truck to suck everything out. Entergy did not have a good plan for this storm.





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stapuffmarshy
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I was back in the area after Katrina in September so I rememeber some things that others may have forgot



The big rage in the early recovery was being prepared next time and having these massive "generators" on stand by when a storm approches to handle things like the lift stations etc...when entergy can't get the job done

I love how Young and Landrieu wanna put Entergy "on the clock" while they, Im sure not on purpose , don't have their own backup plan


we elect the worst people in the world. and Im not defending entergy but frick John Young. What is HE doing to get stuff moving other than bitching?







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XxxSpooky1
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I think what he is really pissed at is the fact that 75% of the lift stations are still without power. This is something that should have been taken care of first. Now JP is having to spend time and resources to send out vacuum truck to suck everything out. Entergy did not have a good plan for this storm.


Maybe JP should have had generators on standby to power those lift station in case something like this occurs. Seems to me JP has not prepared very well.

Also, I'm tired of the people of JP bitching because they don't have power. Their clean up process has begun while Tangipahoa Parish is still evacuating residents out of flood areas, Ascension Parish is evacuating residents, other parish have far more damage and far more things to concern themselves with than power.

It's as if JP feels they should be taken care of first, which is bull shite. Entergy is dividing their resources among all effected areas. John Young saying Entergy should have paid for hotel rooms and staged resources within an hour of the affected areas is idiotic. How are they going to do that when no one knew exactly where the storm was going to hit. What would of happened had they places their resources in Laplace? Then people would be bitching because they did that. How about instead of bitching, listen to what entergy is saying. Power plants, sub stations, transmission lines, essential services come first.






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