Thousands Of Jefferson Parish Homes Lose Power Ahead Of Hurricane Delta

By Jason Hall

October 9, 2020

More than 2,600 homes in Jefferson Parish have already lost power hours ahead of Hurricane Delta's expected landfall in Louisiana.

Entergy Corporation's map reported several outages occurred around the same time in the east bank portion of Jefferson Parish early Friday morning, 4WWLTV reports. Residents in the Metairie area reportedly experienced outages as early as 1:54 a.m.

Entergy crews have been standing by for possible tropical storm winds and tornadoes in the area from Hurricane Delta, but power was restored, according to the company's outage map.

The outages appear to be most frequent in two areas, which the larger cluster reported to be in the Ponchartrain Shores area north of West Esplanade Avenue from Power Boulevard to Lake Borgne Avenue, with a total of 1,800 customers losing power at around 4:00 a.m.

A second cluster of outages was reported in the area of West Esplanade and Cleary avenues, Newyrey Drive and Veterans Boulevard, with about 500 customers losing power at around 5:00 a.m.

Delta remains a Category 3 hurricane with winds of up to 115 MPH, 4WWLTV reports. The intensity of the storm has appeared to stop and decrease as pressure slowly rises, however, the wind field is expanding as landfall is still anticipated for Louisiana by Friday night.

Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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