Pressure is mounting on the main power company in the New Orleans region to restore service knocked out by Hurricane Isaac. Relief may take several more days.
The Entergy utility company says 70 percent of New Orleans customers should be back on line by Monday, and 90 percent by Wednesday. The company is being criticized by some officials and residents for taking too long getting crews on the job. The company says it’s working as fast as it safely can.
In the meantime, ice and ready-to-eat meals are being handed out to residents throughout the city.
The Port of New Orleans says hundreds of workers are waiting for power so they can service cargo ships.
Correction: This article has been revised on September 3, 2012 to reflect the following correction:
The original version of this article stated pressure was mounting on the main power company in New Orleans. Entergy is the only utility company providing power in the City of New Orleans.