Fewer outages left over from Isaac


Associated Press

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 2 at 4:31 AM

UNDATED (AP) — The utility company that serves southern Louisiana is now reporting about 270,000 outages from Hurricane Isaac, mostly in Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, more than 900,000 were without power. Some officials are expressing impatience with the pace at which utility crews are restoring power.

In New Orleans, most of the downtown area and the French Quarter are back on line.

In the town of Lafitte, which was badly flooded by the storm, officials are allowing property owners and residents to return and begin cleaning up.

To the north, along the path taken by the remnants of the storm, there are no reports of damage in Illinois from two tornadoes that were spun off from the storm system.

In Missouri, where at least two other twisters touched down, officials say some power lines caught fire.

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APPHOTO LAORS101: An evacuation was ordered after Lock 2 became in danger of failing Saturday, September 1, 2012, on the Pearl River navigational canal, in St. Tammy Parish, La. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Scott Threlkeld) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT (1 Sep 2012)

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APPHOTO LAORS106: Russell Wilson unloads a water damaged Drew Brees signed shirt for his daughter Amy Keller and her husband Michael from their Braithwaite, La. home, Saturday September 1, 2012. It was the first time the Keller family was able to get tho their flooded home since Hurricane Isaac storm surge inundated the area. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, David Grunfeld) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT (1 Sep 2012)

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APPHOTO GFX566: Map shows Isaac storm path and drought affected states (30 Aug 2012)

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