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  • Campbell calls for outage notification system

    July 26, 2014 1:33 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says at next month's commission meeting he will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur. Campbell said Friday he envisions companies notifying customers under a system that would include information... more »
  • UPDATE: CLECO - Crowley Electricity Outage

    March 9, 2012 9:12 AM

    There have been reports that some power has been restored to portions of the city of Crowley.Officials say as of 7:54 A.M., everyone in Crowley have full power. CLECO is still trying to determine where the problem occurred. They were, however, able to re-energize the substation in order for residents... more »
  • CLECO - Crowley Electricity Outage

    March 9, 2012 9:01 AM

    A spokesperson with CLECO, Crowley's electricity provider, says there is a problem with the high voltage transmission lines that power the substation that feeds electricity to the city of Crowley. They have not yet determined exactly what or where the problem is. Crews have been dispatched. There is no estimate... more »
  • Power outage affects thousands; cause unknown

    March 7, 2012 5:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Entergy New Orleans scrambled to get power back to tens of thousands of customers and to find out what caused the power failure. Spokesman Philip Allison says 34,000 customers were without power about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. As of 5 p.m., the outage number was at about... more »
  • Outage Affects Millions in Southwest, Mexico

    September 9, 2011 9:08 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The lights are back on in Arizona and steadily returning to parts of Southern California and Mexico after a power outage affecting millions of people. By early Friday, energy had been restored to some 930,000 users in the region. That's according to a combined tally provided... more »
  • Power is Fully Restored

    June 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    Power is fully restored to all Slemco customers. Saturday evening, strong thunderstorms knocked out power to 4500 customers in the Eunice and Washington area. Around 10 Saturday evening, power was restored to half of their customers. Witnesses tell Slemco that a possible tornado hit one of their utility... more »
  • Thousands Without Power Due to Thunderstorms

    June 4, 2011 11:27 PM

    The strong line of thunderstorms that tore through Acadiana earlier knocked out power to nearly forty five hundred Slemco customers. Representatives say that power has been restored in some areas, but twenty two hundred are still without power in the Washington and Eunice area. Witnesses tell Slemco that... more »
  • Power Outage in Kaplan

    April 26, 2011 9:50 AM

    There are reports of power outages in Kaplan. According to the Kaplan Herald, the main line that feeds Kaplan at the Selmco substations fell. The local Selmco is currently waiting for crews from Lake Charles to come in and assist.
  • Power Out Across Acadiana

    December 27, 2010 9:10 AM

    A main power line that supplies electricity to all power companies in south Louisiana is down and resulted in power outages throughout Acadiana. According to a spokesperson with LUS, the company is "shedding" power. The practice involves basically rotating power between areas in the grid meaning that an area of... more »
  • Lafayette Power Outage

    November 26, 2010 7:51 PM

    LUS Director Terry Huval says power has now been restored to all LUS customers. About 37,000 of LUS's 60,000 customers were without power starting around 5:15. Power began being restored about 30 minutes later. A transformer failed at the major transmission hub located at the Bonin power plant.
  • Officials: Computer outage at Wyo. nuke site

    October 26, 2010 9:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer failure caused a break in communication with 50 nuclear missiles at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, military officials said Tuesday. The officials said the break occurred Saturday and lasted about 45 minutes. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday... more »
  • Grand Prairie Elementary School Closure- August 16, 2010

    August 16, 2010 10:14 AM

    GRAND PRAIRIE ELEM STUDENT (ST. LANDRY) ARE BEING DISMISSED BECAUSE OF AN ELECTRICAL OUTAGE IN THREE CLASSROOMS AND THE CAFETERIA.
  • Classes At Westside Elementary Cancelled After Second Power Outage

    January 12, 2010 3:53 PM

    Classes were out at Westside Elementary in Scott, following a second day of power problems. On Monday, an early morning wreck knocked out power for several hours at the school, but students remained in class. The power went out again at 6:30 AM on Tuesday, so classes were cancelled.

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