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Update on Jeff Davis power restoration

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 11:46:09-04

Here's an update on power restoration in Jeff Davis Parish, from the Cameron OEP office:

The mobile generators at the Hackett substation did not receive any damage. Our engineers and crews are working to get them operational. This process takes a couple days from start up to being able to energize the substation and the powerlines. Our target date for distribution from the Hackett substation is October 15.

Manchester Substation has transmission power our crews are working in the area today and we expect to have lines energized in the next 24 hours. We will keep you updated on our progress.

We are also targeting October 15 for the Charlie Substation and possibly Compton Substation.

Tupper Substation still has a lot water and areas that are inaccessible. We will keep you posted on our progress in this area later this week.

At this time Robbie, Potter, and Klondike do not have transmission but we will continue to keep you informed as information becomes available.

Derouen substation is still being assessed at this time.

Johnson Bayou, Holly Beach, and everything south of the Gibbstown bridge took a heavy hit from the storm.

Many of you have tried to notify us about downed poles, wire, and broken services. We want you to know before we energize a line, we will be coming through to clear all damaged equipment and fix those issues.

We remind you to stay away from downed powerlines and utility equipment. Downed powerlines can become energized from generators that are not installed properly. Please stay at least 10 feet away from all powerlines.