UPDATE 2

The power company Entergy reports that all 8 transmission line into New Orleans are down:

UPDATE 1

From Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, the agency that runs the pumps:

And one of the towers collapsed and fell into the Mississippi River:

Yikes:

ORIGINAL POST

Breaking news out of Louisiana on Hurricane Ida where we’re seeing reports that all of Orleans Parish — the City of New Orleans — is without power:

They’re reporting “catastrophic transmission damage”:

This . . . is really bad:

The main worry now is if the pumps will be able to work on whatever backup power they have:

And this doesn’t sound good:

Let’s hope this holds:

Power outages are also occurring north and west of the city:

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Tags: Ida