NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Tropical Storm Olga moved through the area overnight causing wide-spread power outages including MSY Airport.
Parishes across the area have been posting updates to their social media pages.
Cleco officials have been working all day to restore power to 28,000 customers on the Northshore who lost power during the overnight storm. As of 8 p.m., power was restored to 20,800 customers. Cleco warned that some customers may be without power until Sunday.
“We expect some outages will last overnight and ask customers with medical needs and small children to make the necessary arrangements for tonight,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management.
St. John Parish Officials have been working through the night and responding to calls and monitoring weather conditions. Crews are still out working throughout the Parish picking up tree limbs, fallen debris and checking on all drainage and utility systems. Rainfall totals include 3 inches since midnight in Reserve, 2 inches since midnight in LaPlace, close to 6 inches in Garyville over last 24 hours and 2.63 inches in Edgard over last 24 hours. Currently, 1,155 residents are without power due to transformer issues as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday. This includes River Forest to Woodland Quarters, the Riverland’s area, Old Hwy 51, parts of Cambridge and some of Edgard near Hwy 640. The estimated time of restoration is 6:00 pm due to large outage volume across the region.
In Orleans Parish, about 11,000 Entergy customers are without power as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Estimated restoration time is 6 p.m.
In Jefferson Parish, crews from Public Works are surveying the parish and checking on issues related to sewer, traffic, downed trees and drainage. Approximately 18,000 Entergy customers remain without power as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Due to damage from the storm, Park-A-Boo at Lafreniere Park has been cancelled for the weekend.
Residents are encouraged to report damage, debris or other issues on public property by calling the Public Works department at 504-736-6006.