Some Louisiana residents wont have power for weeks, if not months, after Hurricane Laura – CNN

Transmission lines act as the interstate system for electricity, allowing companies to carry electricity generated by power plants to main power lines that feed into communities.

But all seven transmission line corridors feeding into the Lake Charles area “have been catastrophically damaged,” Entergy said.

In Cameron Parish, it could take two months for residents to get their electricity back, said Ashley Buller, assistant director of parish emergency preparedness.

Hurricane Laura also knocked out most of the water service in Lake Charles, City Administrator John Cardone said.

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