Power knocked out for 7,500 after cat causes ‘flash’ at Entergy substation

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NEW ORLEANS – About 7,500 people were without power across Orleans Parish this morning after a cat got into an Entergy substation and caused a “flash.”

Lights went out across Mid City around 9 a.m. after the cat came into contact with a piece of equipment in the substation, according to a tweet by Entergy.

Crews began working to restore power soon after the catastrophic outage, according to Entergy.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m., Entergy announced it had restored power to all but approximately 200 customers.

By 11:16 a.m., Entergy announced that power had been fully restored to all customers.

The cat, sadly, did not survive its encounter with the equipment, according to Entergy.