The downed transmission line caused a power outage in East Baton Rouge Parish.
August 22, 2023: A downed transmission line caused a power outage affecting thousands of customers in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday morning.
The outage was reported around 7:00 AM and affected customers in LSU, Perkins Road, and North Boulevard. Entergy said that the outage was caused by a transmission source being lost.
Crews were working to restore power and said it could take up to two hours for all customers to return online. In the meantime, Entergy is asking customers to avoid downed power lines.
Here are some actionable and practical takeaways from the news:
- If you see a downed power line, do not touch it. Call 911 immediately.
- If you are affected by the power outage, be prepared to stay home or find a safe place to stay until power is restored.
- Bring flashlights and other essential supplies with you in case of a power outage.
- Check on your neighbors, especially older people and those with medical conditions.
The power outage is a reminder of the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Ensure you have a plan in place in case of a power outage, and know what to do if you see a downed power line.