Entergy started the day with nearly 9,000 customers still without electricity from Isaac. More than half of those are in hard hit Plaquemines Parish where some areas remain flooded. Jefferson Parish began today with about 2,000.
The man who runs Entergy Louisiana is leaving. Entergy Corporation says Bill Mohl is taking a job left vacant by a retiring executive in the Northeast. It comes just days after Jefferson Parish President John Young called on Mohl to resign over the way he handled the post-Isaac outages.
Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles Rice says the federal government is praising the way the company reconnected more than three quarters of a million customers after Isaac. He says a deputy assistant secretary told him this is one of the best recoveries in the history of the United States.
The New Orleans City Council today resumes talks about Entergy. It follows hours of hearings earlier this week. The council is discussing a formal investigation into the post-Isaac restoration.
The upgraded flood protection system "proved its worth" during Hurricane Isaac. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the 13 foot surge would have "most definitely been a problem" for the eastern portion of the region... noting that before the new surge barrier, the city was only protected to 11 feet.
Disaster Food Stamp Distribution enters its second day. People with last names starting with D-E-F and G can go to the distribution locations today. Yesterday people waiting in long lines all day to get the funds to buy food. Click here for details...