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Terrytown house shines with Christmas spirit amid Zeta power outage

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 22:58:23-05

JEFFERSON PARISH — A house in Terrytown is making spirits brighter following Hurricane Zeta.

On Monday, Jennifer Sanchez Brugier and her family put up Christmas lights and decorations to add a bit of holiday joy and Christmas spirit, even if the Christmas season is not yet upon us.

"It's definitely obvious which house is a little EXTRA. We took advantage of some unexpected free time due to Hurricane Zeta. The weather has been beautiful and being without power, really hasn't been bad," Brugier's post on Facebook reads.

Brugier says they still have no internet and power after Hurricane Zeta blew through the area last week. The Christmas lights are running on generator. She says they won't stay on for long but brightened the very dark neighborhood which is among 25,770 customers without power as of Monday evening, according to Entergy.

Her husband is a lineman who is working to restore electricity in the New Orleans area. Jennifer is a nurse and has been working throughout the pandemic.

"I feel like my husband and I have worked extra hard in 2020, as a nurse in a pandemic and working for a power company in this hurricane season. That’s why when my kids asked, I was all for it," Brugier says.

Entergy reports that in Terrytown, the majority of customers who can receive power will be restored by Wednesday, November 4 with a few customer outages extending into Thursday, November 5.

Brugier says that with everything that has happened, being that it is 2020, they might as well put up Christmas light now, even if they are running on a generator.

"The way I see it, is that it is 2020, if putting up our Christmas lights now, makes us happy, then so be it."

See her post below:

We still have no internet and no power, but we have JOY and Christmas spirit. 🎄🎅🏼 🤶🎄😊 They were put up today and won’t...

Posted by Jennifer Sanchez Brugier on Monday, November 2, 2020

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