Hurricane Ida Exposes Grid Weaknesses as New Orleans Goes Dark

A new natural gas power plant, meant to power the city in an emergency, did not come to the rescue when the storm disabled eight transmission lines.,

Children sheltering at a hotel in New Orleans after the city lost power on Sunday.
Children sheltering at a hotel in New Orleans after the city lost power on Sunday.Credit…Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times

Hurricane Ida Exposes Grid Weaknesses as New Orleans Goes Dark

A new natural gas power plant, meant to power the city in an emergency, did not come to the rescue when the storm disabled eight transmission lines.

Children sheltering at a hotel in New Orleans after the city lost power on Sunday.Credit…Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times

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