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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:05 PM

Restoring grid power to New Orleans may take months.



Transmission tower collapse in Avondale; will take four days to assess damage
Aug 30, 2021
WWLTV


Getting the power back on is proving to be a difficult task, with a collapse in Avondale.

Excellent nutshell review of the failure of all eight feeder points from the regional grid to New Orleans and all points south and about potential temporary measures to create an isolated system for critical services.

This video covers just one of those eight feeder points. As the YouTube headline stated, it will require at least four days just for a damage assessment.

This suggests the city will essentially be shut down for many weeks and this affects refineries, other chemical plants and offshore petrochemical services along with the seafood industry south of the city.

KY........

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Reply Restoring grid power to New Orleans may take months. (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2021 OP
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2021 #1
usaf-vet Aug 2021 #2
Haggard Celine Aug 2021 #4
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #6
Haggard Celine Aug 2021 #8
FalloutShelter Aug 2021 #7
Hoyt Aug 2021 #3
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2021 #5

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:09 PM

1. This will have a widespread effect.

I feel so badly for the ones without power. When Fredrick hit 1979, we were out of power for weeks. It was hell. I feel for each and every household that is without.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:10 PM

2. How long before they start to blame President Biden for increases at the gas pumps and home heat.

I'll bet before the week is out.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:18 PM

4. Some will do that, but in the short term,

I'm thinking that this will be an opportunity to state more emphatically how much we need the infrastructure bills to pass. Don't let a disaster go to waste!

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:22 PM

6. While we're at it, let's remind everyone that during Trumps campaign/term he promised infrastructure

improvements and projects basically over and over ... but then in 4 years never lifted a finger to make it happen.

Unless it was opening up new areas to drill and frack, of course.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:27 PM

8. Whether it's getting people vaccinated, ending

the nation's longest war, or fixing the infrastructure, Joe Biden will be the one who gets it done.

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:24 PM

7. Absolutely this!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:18 PM

3. Time for feds to step up. No excuses, no pointing fingers. Show GOPers how

itís done.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:22 PM

5. Yikes!

But I have no doubt that this is true. We have had countless power outages here in the North Country and when Hurricane Irene came through in 2011, areas were out for days - not to mention the damage. And this is a much vaster area with a much larger and concentrated population, not to mention the damage to industries. And they thought they were better prepared after Katrina, but in some ways Ida was worse.

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