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Arkansas Electric Utilities Respond to Hurricane Ida Grid Devastation

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The Orleans Parish Communication District has received many reports of downed power lines across the City.

Arkansas electric utility companies are disptaching crews to help repair electrical grid damage in Louisiana caused by Ida, a Category 4 hurricane which battered the Gulf Coast over the weekend. More than 1.2 million customers after the storm struck were without power Monday. Spokespersons with Soutwestern Electric Power Company and Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas describe their mutual assistance network deployment underway.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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