Saturday, October 30, 2010

Utilities Shut Off Update

As this WDSU story from Thursday indicates, the utilities were not actually shut off for residents in the VA Footprint on October 28 as planned.

Temporary utility poles did begin to spring up at various places in the VA Footprint, however.  Supposedly eleven residential poles were installed, as well as three for businesses.

From everything I could discern from folks on-site, it seems the state has backed away from its plan to cut utilities before everyone is out of the site (due in part, no doubt, to recent legal action).

A news reporter on the scene last evening also said that Entergy put out a press release yesterday saying that it cannot cut power to residents who continue to pay for electricity.

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