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Louisiana faces long power outages after Hurricane Laura, oil output still low after storm
In Hurricane Laura-hit Louisiana, clean water access is ‘biggest challenge’ for some: State AG
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry discusses how his state is faring following Hurricane Laura and whether the coronavirus affects recovery.
As the cleanup gets underway in Louisiana from Hurricane Laura, the state's governor warned Sunday that a long recovery is ahead as hundreds of thousands still remain without power.
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Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday at a news conference the Category 4 hurricane, which made landfall Thursday just south of Lake Charles near Cameron, damaged or destroyed about 500 electric poles. Edwards said restoring power will be a "long and difficult process."
“We’re going to be working really, really hard on the power outages, on the water systems, on the housing,” he said at a news conference. "But none of this is going to be easy. It’s not going to happen as quickly as most people would like for sure.”
LAURA VICTIMS MAY GO WEEKS WITHOUT POWER; US DEATHS REACH 16
According to power outage tracking website poweroutage.us, over 309,000 customers remain without power in Louisiana, with the southwestern portion of the state the most severely impacted. Some 54,000 are still impacted in East Texas.